— What the Bible says about Slavery | Josh Bowen | Weekly Sunday Gathering — Baker Ripley, 6500 Rookin, Houston, TX
Main Presentation: What the Bible says about Slavery by Josh Bowen
Josh will be speaking on what the Bible actually says about the practice of slavery. Many online apologists work very hard to downplay the reality of slavery as presented in the Old Testament. It is regularly asserted that slavery was nothing like what we saw in the antebellum South, but was more like a job or owning a credit card. And, after all, the message of the Bible is one of liberation and freedom from slavery! How could the Bible condone - much less endorse - such a practice?
We will look at the various laws that govern the practice of slavery in the Old Testament, demonstrating that it was not simply akin to having a job in the modern age. We will also examine the idea that God was "meeting people where they were", slowly nudging them toward a higher sense of morality and the abolition of slavery in the New Testament. In the end, you will know what the Old Testament laws say about slavery, and what - if anything - the New Testament did to bring about its abolition.
Music: The Mighty Orq
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