Thursday, November 19, 2015

Words of Comfort: Slaves in the Bible.

A skeptic asked: "Why does God tell people to own slaves?"

Ray answered: If a Hebrew was in debt he could work off that debt by being a "bond-servant" or "slave."  We put negative connotations on the word "slave" because Americans kidnapped Africans (God prescribed the death sentence for kidnapping), sold them as bond-servants and treated them with great cruelty.

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