Leviticus 25:44-46 Slaves

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So is it wrong for us to have slaves?  Moral law

 

Please read our article The Law Of God Part One for a better understanding of Mosaic laws.

 

Today there are over 30 million people subject to modern slavery. The bible does not support slavery as atheists seem to think it does.

The bible gives instructions how to treat slaves because in The Old Testament times slavery was not centered around race, nationality or skin color. Slavery was used as a social status, to pay off debts and to provide money for families. Some people actually choose to be slaves which is different from being forced. The bible actually condones anything racist as we are all children of God and made in his image.

Today slavery is big business people are sold to slave traders and forced into prostitution or to work on farms, this is regarded as ungodly and is a sin, We are also slaves to money. Enslaving a person is also wrong remember the Greek word slave is also servant or bond-servant which were paid a wage, and had nothing to do with racial slavery. God gave rights and rules to slaves for their protection showing he cared for them. Also Christians led the fight to abolish slavery in the 16th-19th century so in conclusion slaves under Mosaic laws were more like servants or bond-servants. Also however commits sin is a slave to sin.

John 8:34

“Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”