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I think this verse might lend some credibility to the theory that Jesus was a roman creation to stave off rebellion. It sure is convienient for a society always worried about slave rebellions, for there religious texts to say don't rebel and be a good slave. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
originally posted by: deadeyedick
The verse should give some perspective into what we are actually doing here. I can not tell you why suffering was the chosen metheod to heal ones spirit into a pleasing form but that is what humanity has been doing all along and we continue to suffer today
"Now these are the rules that you shall set before them. When you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go free, for nothing. If he comes in single, he shall go out single; if he comes in married, then his wife shall go out with him....
originally posted by: Logarock
As bad as it looks this passage is really not a justification for slavery but a directive on how to act for some who couldn't get out from underneath these cultural conditions.
1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.
6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
originally posted by: ArtemisE
a reply to: dollukka
How does worship your master as if he were Christ no encourage slavery?
This is new testement. I knew there was an augment against old testement laws or I could have added instructions of when you could rape your slaves as well. :p
originally posted by: ArtemisE
a reply to: ElohimJD
No historian biblical or not thinks servant ,slave, maid and manservant were anything but slaves. That's just you trying to sugar coat it. Anchient Rome didn't have paid butler lmao. You bought a slave if you wanted a butler. Fact is this couldn't be farther from conservative evangelical positions.
What actual source did you get that the servants in the bible were paid? No real source that's for sure. Lol