Article Title

Who is My Neighbor?

Authors

Newspaper Title

Ohio State Journal

Publication Date

3-31-1857

Publication Place

Columbus,Ohio

Event Topic

Dred Scott

Political Party

Republican

Region

free state

Quote

The official organ of Mr. Buchanan at Washington, The Union, is trying its hand at expositions of Scripture.

Document Type

Article (Journal or Newsletter)

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The official organ of Mr. Buchanan at Washington, The Union, is trying its hand at expositions of Scripture. Not content with abusing the clergy for preaching political sermons, it seeks to make the teachings of the Bible conform to its debasing political creed. The Union says:

"Who are those neighbors we are commanded to love as ourselves? Is it those who partake in our blood and lineage, in whose welfare and prosperity we are joint partners, who equally contribute their treasure to the support and their blood to the defense of the State, and who are in the daily exchange of benefits with us? Or is it the African slave, who is not our neighbor is any one sense of the word, as applied to the great commandment?"

Who made Mr. Buchanan or his mouth-piece, a judge or divider of races, and a perverter of Scripture truth? Its inspiration comes not from above, for St. Paul distinctly declares that "God hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on the face of the whole earth," and the Saviour of men plainly intimates that an injury done to the least of his brethren will be considered as an injury done to Him. Does the Union mean to exclude the "African slave" from the great salvation which Christ came to reveal, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death? We advise the Union to ascend above the Satanic influence in which it is at present immersed, to the light and liberty to which true patriotism and impartial Christianity point the way. If the Union would be enlightened in regard to the question, Who is my Neighbor? let it read the 25th chapter of Matthew, from the 31st verse, and the 10th chapter of St. Luke from the 25th verse.

There is another thing of which the Union and all perverters of Scriptures should beware, for which see 18th and 19th verses of the twenty-second chapter of Revelations.

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Entered by Lloyd Benson. Proofed by Katie DeLong

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Who is My Neighbor?

The official organ of Mr. Buchanan at Washington, The Union, is trying its hand at expositions of Scripture.