Blanc Wrote:
Oct 24, 2012 4:45 PM
You are correct about slavery in general (read Philemon) but God very much condemns many of the practices we associate with the slavery of Africans and the treatment of them. Of course, this would be true of any individual subjected to the form of slavery we associate with pre-civil war America. Throughout Bible times slavery was practiced in a way that did not involve degradation and the Mosaic Law spelled out, not only the humane treatment of slaves, but the way that a slave who appreciated the care his master provided to him and his family could make the arrangement permanent. The slavery of black people in America and all the inhumane trappings that we associate with it are certainly not compatible with Biblical Christianity.