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American Covenanters and Abolitionism

Editor's Note: This is a revision of a ten part series published in 2011 called "Covenanters and Slavery." I'm revising it with the hope the reader will see that abolition is a Christian calling, whether it be the abolition of slavery or abolishing the prenatal murder of innocent human beings. God's people are always called to resist evil and the predominant evil of our age is the holocaust of the preborn. - AW

RPCNA and Slavery

While researching the history of the (RPCNA) Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America and abolition of slavery, I found these excerpts from on-line resources which report the RPCNA's history of the abolition of slavery officially began in the year 1800:

Perhaps the most enduring change during the 19th century involved participation in social reform movements. One cause favored by the denomination was the abolition of slavery, beginning officially in 1800, when members were prohibited from slave owning and from the slave trade. Enthu…