... the bible is clear about condoning slavery (no matter whether they are/were willing or not), but does not go back on it's word and abolish it. Jesus coming sure would have been a golden opportunity to abolish it. I believe because God and his obvious nature (even if it is wrathful and seemingly mean) established a heirarchy. It goes from God to the Man, to the woman, to the children, to the slaves, to the animals, etc. The bible makes God's description of himself clear, his masculine and powerful image (even in contrast to Jesus) clearly establishes a heirarchy that includes condoning slaves. We can't ignore the scripture if we are to determine what the bible says about this. And since Jesus didn't abolish it with his coming, I think we have to conclude slavery is cool with God. (whether or not the slaves were/are willing is another issue).
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