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Scriptures New Testament Webmaster's disclaimer about this essay: We received an email from a visitor to this web site which criticized this essay. They suggested that it is irrational to for us, writing today, to expect that persons living thousands of years ago should have behaved like modern individuals and, as a result, condemned slavery in their writings.
That was not our intent. The purpose of the series of essays on slavery was to point out that there have been some examples of positive changes in morality since biblical times. When the authors of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures a. Old and New Testaments were alive, slavery was a perfectly normal and expected social institution.
Opinions were similar when the United States was founded. But gradually, concerned people started to question the morality of slavery and criticize the institution, in spite of its acceptance in the Bible.
The abolition movement led to legislative change in Canada and the British Empire, to the Civil War in the United States, and to progressive movements elsewhere. We hope that visitors to our web site will see that some moral progress has been made since biblical times on slaverythe role of women, universal suffrage, child protection services, universal health care, welfare programs in many places, etc.
However, there are exceptions -- even in developed countries. Many people note that there are still examples of sexismracism, homophobiatransphobiaxenophobia, and other forms of bias, rejection, and hatred that need to be overcome. Slavery still exists in a few predominately Muslim countries and is seen worldwide in the form of sex trafficking.
The Christian Scriptures and Slavery: Neither Jesus, nor St. Paul, nor any other Biblical figure is recorded as saying anything in opposition to the institution of slavery.
Slavery was very much a part of life in Judea, Galilee, in the rest of the Roman Empire, and elsewhere during New Testament times. The practice continued in England, Canada and the rest of the English Empire until the early 19th century; it continued in the U.
While in prison, Paul met a runaway slave, Onesimus, the property of a Christian -- presumably Philemon. He sent the slave back to his owner. This action is forbidden in Deuteronomy Paul seems to hint that he would like Philemon to give Onesimus his freedom, but does not actually request it.
See the Letter to Philemon in the Christian Scriptures. Other references to slavery in the Christian Scriptures: People in debt and their children were still being sold into slavery in the first century CE: Here, a slave which did not follow his owner's will would be beaten with many lashes of a whip.
A slave who was unaware of his owner's will, but who did not behave properly, would also be beaten, but with fewer stripes. This would have been a marvelous opportunity for Jesus to condemn the institution of slavery and its abuse of slaves.
But he is not recorded of having taken it: And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: Paul's infamous instruction that slaves to obey their owners in the same way that they obey Christ: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;" In his defense, St.
Paul incorrectly expected that Jesus would return in the very near future. This might have demotivated him from speaking out against slavery or other social evils in the Roman Empire. Also, he regarded slaves as persons of worth whom at least God considers of importance. Paul mentioned that both slaves and free persons are sons of God, and thus all part of the body of Christ and spiritually equal.
In his Letter to Philemon, he had every opportunity to discuss the immorality of slave-owning, but declined to do so.50 Creative Writing Topics for kids.
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