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Slavery is OK-the Bible says so!

Posted by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you.  You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land.  You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance.  You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way.  (Leviticus 25:44-46 NLT)

 If you buy a Hebrew slave, he is to serve for only six years.  Set him free in the seventh year, and he will owe you nothing for his freedom.  If he was single when he became your slave and then married afterward, only he will go free in the seventh year.  But if he was married before he became a slave, then his wife will be freed with him.  If his master gave him a wife while he was a slave, and they had sons or daughters, then the man will be free in the seventh year, but his wife and children will still belong to his master.  But the slave may plainly declare, 'I love my master, my wife, and my children.  I would rather not go free.'  If he does this, his master must present him before God.  Then his master must take him to the door and publicly pierce his ear with an awl.  After that, the slave will belong to his master forever.  (Exodus 21:2-6 NLT)

 When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are.  If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again.  But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her.  And if the slave girl's owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter.  If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife.  If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment.  (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)


When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished.  If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property.  (Exodus 21:20-21 NAB)

 Now I know some of you Christians here are thinking, "That's the Old Testament; I follow the New Testament", so these are for you.

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear.  Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ.  (Ephesians 6:5 NLT)


 All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God's name and our teaching may not be slandered. 2Those who have believing masters are not to show less respect for them because they are brothers. Instead, they are to serve them even better, because those who benefit from their service are believers, and dear to them. These are the things you are to teach and urge on them. (1 Timothy 6:1-2 NLT)

Oh, and for those of you who are going to try to say the Bible is talking about servants and not really slaves, if you buy and sell them-THEY'RE SLAVES. 

Edit: Please don't ask what the point of this post is. It's already been asked, and you're just making the post longer for those that want to read all the replies.

Use your noodle; you'll figure it out.

 



by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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KYLIEAARONMOMMY
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:25 PM

eye rollingAre you looking for drama or a fight? 

  

fattypatty
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:27 PM


Quoting KYLIEAARONMOMMY:

eye rollingAre you looking for drama or a fight? 


I was wondering the same thing.

GothicMommyToBe
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:27 PM
If slavery was okay we would still have them. Man has evolved we do not need slaves nor is it okay to have them. Every human deserves freedom.
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BleedinHeartMom
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:28 PM

 My kids are my slaves!  lol

onefootcutiepie
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:28 PM

 Lol! I love things taken out of context. It makes life amusing.

housewife420
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:30 PM

LOL exactly! you took the words right out of my mouth

Quoting onefootcutiepie:

 Lol! I love things taken out of context. It makes life amusing.


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by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:32 PM

A little Bible history. A slave in those days was far different than what we know today. A slave back then was paid, had their own living quarters, and sometimes held some authority in the household. And in the gospels the writers called themselves slaves to Christ. Slavery back then for the Jews was not a bad thing until being put in slavery by the Egyptians.
So a slave for the Jews was a paid servant

LilyofPhilly
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:32 PM


Quoting onefootcutiepie:

 Lol! I love things taken out of context. It makes life amusing.

Well please do enlighten us all to the context of any of these Bible verses!


LilyofPhilly
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM


Quoting harrypottermom:

A little Bible history. A slave in those days was far different than what we know today. A slave back then was paid, had their own living quarters, and sometimes held some authority in the household. And in the gospels the writers called themselves slaves to Christ. Slavery back then for the Jews was not a bad thing until being put in slavery by the Egyptians.
So a slave for the Jews was a paid servant

Paid, yet not free-that makes it OK? Selling people is OK if you pay the people you buy?


Mrs.LSU
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:35 PM

another reason i have issues with the Bible. i cant wait to see what my husband says when i show him this. lol!!

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