Brandon Cleaver writes a fantastic article at RZIM on slavery in the Old Testament and New Testament in contrast with American antebellum slavery. Properly understood, the Bible not only does not condone the brutal slavery of the antebellum South, but strongly prohibits such treatment of human beings made in the image of God. How CanContinue reading “How Can I Trust the Bible When it Was Used to Justify Slavery?”
It is often claimed that the Bible not only permits but encourages slavery. Of course, this is ridiculous. Gavin Ortlund explains what “slavery” looked like in the Bible and explains why God is opposed to every form of slavery. Why It’s Wrong to Say the Bible Is Pro-Slavery
I’ve written before about slavery in the Old Testament and Travis has written about the subject in the New Testament. In this article, SJ Thomason addresses the issue of biblical slavery masterfully. Does the Bible condone slavery? Read for yourself. Let me know what you think! Nine Points about Biblical Slavery and Skeptics’ Condemnation ofContinue reading “Nine Points about Biblical Slavery and Skeptics’ Condemnation of the Bible”
It does not mean that the New Testament allowed the mistreatment of individuals for any reason or that it allowed some people to be treated as property.
Someone once said, “Do you advocate for slavery and genocide? If not, you’re more moral than the God of the Bible.” First of all, as I always wish to point out, the atheist has no objective moral ground on which to stand. Compared to what objective standard is slavery and genocide immoral? I have anContinue reading “Does the Old Testament Condone Slavery?”