Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Investigating Slavery in the Bible

An atheist friend of mine and I were recently discussing slavery and the Bible.  We were discussing the pros and cons of various attempts by apologists to explain why slavery or indentured servitude was permitted by God.

Well, who better to investigate this topic with than cold-case homocide detective J. Warner Wallace?  Last year, Wallace offered a series of 3 articles in which he attempts to deal the with the issue of slavery and the Bible.  I believe his explanations deal more directly with the issue than others I have heard.

The articles are as follows:

Why Did Some Historic Christians Promote Slavery While Others Condemned It?

Four Differences Between New Testament Servitude and New World Slavery

Why Would Have God Have Permitted Any Form of Servitude or Slavery?

Please feel free to share any thoughts you have on this topic or Jim's articles in the comments!

And if you are not familiar with Jim's work, you need to be!  Go here.

Courage and Godspeed,

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