By Milton C. Sernett
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The practice of this art has a very powerful effect on the negroes; for, in a considerable degree, it gives a bias to their general conduct, dispositions, and manners. The following very curious account, therefore, of this art, which was transmitted by the agent of Jamaica to the lords of the committee of privy council, and by them subjoined to their report on the slave trade, cannot fail of being acceptable to the reader. The term Obeah, Obiah, or Obia (for it is variously written), we conceive to be the adjective, and Obe or Obi the noun substantive; and that by the words SOURCE: An Abridgment of Mr.
I do not know, nor do I think any can tell, but that the day of judgment may last a thousand years. God could tell the state of all his creatures in a moment, but then every thing that everyone has done, through his whole life, is to be told before the whole world of angels and men. Oh how solemn is the thought! You and I must stand, and hear every thing we have thought or done, however secret, however wicked and vile, told before all the men and women that ever have been, or ever will be, and before all the angels, good and bad.
I Encourage them and instruct them the best I can by Divine Grace. It is a singular comfort to me to see that while so many professed Christians appear but Lukewarm, it pleases God to raise to himself faithfull and devout Servts from among the heathens, who are very zealous in the Practice of our Christian dutyes. I hear no Complaining of our Proselytes, their masters commend them for their faithfullness, and from what I am going to relate, the Honble Society shall have a satisfactory Instance that their Pious designs are not fruitless, as Irreligious men would insinuate, when they pretend That the knowledge of the true God and Jesus his Son renders our Slaves worse.
African American Religious History: A Documentary Witness by Milton C. Sernett