I don't disagree with the Bible when it talks about slavery. I agree with EVERYTHING that has ever been said in the Bible about slaves... I don't find slavery immoral. The bible doesn't say that it is immoral. There was a certain way slaves were to be treated...It's not my fault some people went and MADE immoral decisions with their slaves...I certainly wouldn't have if I had owned them...How about my maid? Is she not technically a slave? I treat her with respect and she does the same things slaves would have done for me...Am I immoral for owning her for a few hours out of the day?... [Replying to 'If the 13th Amendment (which ended slavery) were to be overturned tomorrow, then would Christians be able to own slaves and still be considered moral?']
If people wanted to own slaves, then yes. It would no longer be illegal and there would be no law against it. It would certainly make for an interesting debate though considering our country values freedom of ALL people above anything else. [Replying to 'When slavery was legal in this country, and slaves escaped, were they disobeying God?']
Depends on whether they were Christians or not. Now it seems that many of them weren't able to read anyway so how could they have read the Bible to understand that? If they knew the Bible then yes, they would have been disobeying God...
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