佢喺裡面羅列所有佢搵到喺新約舊約有談論奴隸的經文, 指出聖經不會教導信徒應如何去犯罪, 所以奴隸制不是罪, 跟住又話, 耶穌乜人都鬧, 而且出名照顧弱勢, 但係佢喺一個充滿奴隸o既社會入面, 卻從未話過奴隸制是邪惡:
And while he thus rebukes the sins of all around him, and speaks with divine authority, he proclaims himself the special friend and patron of the poor preaches to them his blessed doctrine, on the mountain, by the sea-side, or in the public streets, under the open canopy of heaven heals their diseases, partakes of their humble fare, and, passing by the rich and the great, chooses his apostles from the ranks of the publicans and the fishermen of Galilee. Yet he lived in the midst of slavery, main- tained over the old heathen races, in accordance with the Mosaic law, and uttered not one word against it ! What proof can be stronger than this, that he did not regard it as a sin or a moral evil ?
所以對佢嚟講, 聖經訊息是清楚的, 反對奴隸制嗰尐係因為佢地唔睇聖經:
They are under no special inducement to "search the Scriptures" on this particular subject, nor are they in general, I am sorry to say, accustomed to study the Bible half as much as they read the newspapers, the novel, and the magazine. There they find many revolting pictures of slavery, and they do not pause to ask the question whether they are just and faithful.
我認為, John Hopkins就係一個只做Descriptive Task的好例子, 講社會倫理時, 只談論"聖經點講"的後果, 可以變成這樣. 而且老老實實, 佢有些經文講得不好, 但整體而言, 我真係唔能夠話佢扭曲咗聖經, 最大問題係佢冇做整Richard Hays提及的Synthetic Task同Hermeneutical Task, 就直接跳去應用.