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December 2015

Biblical Support for Slavery?

What do you think is wrong with the following argument?

  1. Bible translations talk of “slaves.”
  2. In the OT no objection is made to having slaves.
  3. In the NT Christians are not commanded to free their slaves but are told to submit.
  4. Therefore, biblical texts approve of slavery.
  5. We know that slavery is wrong.
  6. Therefore, biblical texts approve of something that is wrong.


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