Black Spirituality Religion : The Bible CONDONES SLAVERY

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  1. A007

    A007 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The following passage describes how the Hebrew slaves are to be treated.



    If you buy a Hebrew slave, he is to serve for only six years. Set him free in the seventh year, and he will owe you nothing for his freedom. If he was single when he became your slave and then married afterward, only he will go free in the seventh year. But if he was married before he became a slave, then his wife will be freed with him. If his master gave him a wife while he was a slave, and they had sons or daughters, then the man will be free in the seventh year, but his wife and children will still belong to his master. But the slave may plainly declare, 'I love my master, my wife, and my children. I would rather not go free.' If he does this, his master must present him before God. Then his master must take him to the door and publicly pierce his ear with an awl. After that, the slave will belong to his master forever. (Exodus 21:2-6 NLT)



    Notice how they can get a male Hebrew slave to become a permanent slave by keeping his wife and children hostage until he says he wants to become a permanent slave. What kind of family values are these?



    The following passage describes the sickening practice of sex slavery. How can anyone think it is moral to sell your own daughter as a sex slave?



    When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are. If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again. But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her. And if the slave girl's owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter. If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife. If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment. (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)



    So these are the Bible family values! A man can buy as many sex slaves as he wants as long as he feeds them, clothes them, and screws them!



    What does the Bible say about beating slaves? It says you can beat both male and female slaves with a rod so hard that as long as they don't die right away you are cleared of any wrong doing.



    When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished. If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property. (Exodus 21:20-21 NAB)



    You would think that Jesus and the New Testament would have a different view of slavery, but slavery is still approved of in the New Testament, as the following passages show.



    Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ. (Ephesians 6:5 NLT)



    Christians who are slaves should give their masters full respect so that the name of God and his teaching will not be shamed. If your master is a Christian, that is no excuse for being disrespectful. You should work all the harder because you are helping another believer by your efforts. Teach these truths, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them. (1 Timothy 6:1-2 NLT)

    And yet some of us STILL BELIEVE that these are the WORDS OF GOD!! How in the world can an educated and intelligent person believe that?????
     
  2. Precise Allah

    Precise Allah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Peace,

    I'll be very interested to see the rebuttal on this.
     
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    When I confronted my mother with these verses she told me that I have to understand that there was slavery among the people in those days and God was just trying to regulate it.

    In other words the values of the god of the bible ddo not rise above those of the folks who created him/it.

    Chritstians will also tell us that we have to understand that the slavery in those days was not like slavery in america It was not based on race and was not cruel. This is an outright lie. in fact the god of the bible Specificly Justifies the Enslavement of Black People
    Isaiah 45:14
    Thus says the Lord: "The labor of Egypt and merchandise of Cush And of the Sabeans, men of stature, Shall come over to you, and they shall be yours; They shall walk behind you, They shall come over in chains; And they shall bow down to you. They will make supplication to you, saying, 'Surely God is in you, And there is no other; There is no other God.' "
     
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    my impression is that you can find anything that you want some where in the bible.
    i don't pay much attention to it.
     
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    Heyyy, I'm enjoying this side of it, myself!
     
  6. A007

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    You can't find a verse that CONDEMNS SLAVERY.
    You also can't find a verse that says THINK FOR YOURSELF.
     
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    The Bible condones slavery because some people lack the ability to think for themselves and quite frankly, should be enslaved...

    especially the ones who take the Bible literally and wrest it's symbolic meaning to overturn legitimate faith,

    and remember, the Hebrew servant chose to be enslaved and to marry the master's children so don't blame God for slavery because he allows people to enter into legal partnerships with the devil.


    :whip:

    Ga 4:31) So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.
    Ga 5:1) Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.



    God bless.
     
  8. A007

    A007 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So, because Christians lack the ability to think for themselves, THIS IS THE REASON THEY ARE STILL ENSLAVED?

    No one is blaming GOD for anything. The bible is NOT THE WORD OF GOD so the blame goes to the HUMAN authors of the bible...not our Creator.
     
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    I was in the Christian matrix for 25 years and have heard dozens if not hundreds of preachers but I never heard any preacher in any church teaching the bible as mere symbolism. I guess you are one step ahead of them by admitting that the bible is not to be taken literally.

    As an African in the United States I have a wealth of wisdom from my African heritage that predates the bible by thousands of years. So why should I dig for another man's crumbs when I have a full plate? Especially when his crumbs came from my plate to begin with.
     
  10. A007

    A007 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    AAAAAAmen!!!
     
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