Jefferson's views on Jesus, Christianity, Rights of Conscience, Indians, Islam, Slavery, States' Rights - American Minute with Bill Federer
Jefferson wrote to Jared Sparks, November 4, 1820: "I hold the precepts of Jesus as delivered by Himself, to be the most pure, benevolent and sublime which have ever been preached to man."
Slavery, Ancient & Modern; and some Champions Who Fought to Abolish It - American Minute with Bill Federer
It is significant when examining slavery throughout world history, that it was Christian motivation, from the Quakers, to the Methodists, to the Second Great Awakening, to William Wilberforce, to the Salvation Army, and more, which was a driving force to abolish slavery.
As New York Senator Rufus King told the U.S. Senate:
"All laws ... imposing any such condition as slavery upon any human being are absolutely void because they are contrary to the law of nature, which is the law of God."