by T. De Witt Talmage

T. DeWitt Talmage

Acts, 17: 26: " And hath made of one blood all nations."

That is, if for some reason general phlebotomy
were ordered, and standing in a row were an Ameri-
can, an Englishman, a Scotchman, and an Irishman,
a Frenchman, a German, a Norwegian, an Icelander,
a Spaniard, an Italian, a Russian, and representatives
of all other nationalities bared their right arm, and a
lancet were struck into it, the blood let out would have
the same characteristics, for it would be red, complex,
fibrin, globulin, chlorin, and Containing sulphuric
acid, potassium, phosphate of magnesia, and so on;
and Harvey, and Sir Astley Cooper, and Richardson,
and Zimmerman, and Brown-Sequard, and all the sci-
entific doctors, allopathic, homeopathic, hydropathic,
and eclectic, would agree with Paul, as, standing on
Alars Hill, his pulpit a ridge of limestone rock fiftv
feet high, and among the proudest, and most exclu-
sive, and undemocratic people of the earth, he crashed
into all their prejudices by declaring, in the words of
my text, that God had made "of one blood all na-
tions." The countenance of the five races of the hu-
man family may be different as a result of climate, or
education, or habits, and the Malay will have the pro-
jecting upper jaw, and the Caucasian the oval face and
small mouth, and the Ethiopian the retreating fore-
head and large lip, and the Mongolian the flat face of
olive hue, and the American Indian the copper-colored
complexion, but the blood is the same, and indicates
that they all had one origin, and that Adam and Eve
were their ancestor and ancestress.
I think God built this American continent and or-
ganized this United States republic to demonstrate
the stupendous idea of the text. A man in Persia will
always remain a Persian; a man in Switzerland will
always remain a Swiss; a man in Austria will always
remain an Austrian, but all foreign nationalities com-
ing to America were inten ...

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