Jesus never advocated the abolition of slavery. Did the Christian church go agai

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  1. terced ojos profile image66
    terced ojosposted 8 years ago

    Jesus never advocated the abolition of slavery. Did the Christian church go against God?

    In the bible God gives the rules for slavery and it is implied that slavery is something crafted by God.  If God created slavery and never advocated it's abolishment then did the Christian church go against God by releasing the black slaves in America?

  2. kess profile image60
    kessposted 8 years ago

    Well the christian church goes against the very teaching of the Christ, though they revel in this name.
    They seek only to enslave you to themselves.

    Concerning slavery, the Christ taught that His Spirit gives freedom in every which way.
    Whether he is free in the flesh or not.

    Who can then circumvent the Freedom of the Christ?

    Only your lack of faith.

  3. Christopher Floyd profile image59
    Christopher Floydposted 8 years ago

    Please. Spare us.  Does the Bible imply anything? The Old Testament always seemed pretty straight forward to me. What about the forgive all debts and release your slaves every seven years bit?

    1. swordsbane profile image60
      swordsbaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That was about owning material possessions and being kind to others by getting rid out the debt they owed you.  Slaves are still property, otherwise, it would say to not own slaves at all instead of just letting them go every seven years.

  4. Portamenteff profile image82
    Portamenteffposted 8 years ago

    No I don't believe Christians who rejected slavery were going against God. The biblical saying "Do unto others as you would have done to yourself" would apply. Would most Christians want to be put on the auction block and made to pick cotton? The obvious answer would be no.

  5. SpanStar profile image59
    SpanStarposted 8 years ago

    Jesus never advocated the abolition of slavery....Not true-he did

    "Love thy neighbor as thy self."

    1. swordsbane profile image60
      swordsbaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "Neighbor" in this context means "fellow member of a tribe of Israel who is not a slave"  Jesus gave a very good account in the Bible of how a slave should be treated, and he never said "Freed" was one of those ways.

  6. the pink umbrella profile image78
    the pink umbrellaposted 8 years ago

    wow. ok... so are you saying that all black people should be slaves to us, and that that is what God wants? How about we make you a slave, and see how you feel about gods view about it then? Maybe before you type a question, you should think really hard about it, and then go outside to your car, and slam your left hand in the passenger side door.

  7. LeslieAdrienne profile image78
    LeslieAdrienneposted 7 years ago

    Wow!   Really!!!???   Your can't be serious...You wrote this question to start controversy, right?  C'mon..you can tell me

  8. brnielsen44 profile image57
    brnielsen44posted 7 years ago

    Did God not say "all men are created equal in the site of God"? I think that pretty well clears it up.

  9. Shahid Bukhari profile image60
    Shahid Bukhariposted 7 years ago

    In times bygone ... and as recent, as the 20th century ... Slavery was more or less, a human's physical enslavement ...

    Now, it has a Contractual nature ... Humans, are still  being enslaved by capricious Humans ... though slaves are now "owned" somewhat differently.

    In my knowledge of the Bible, I am not aware, if Jesus, the son of Blessed Mary, Peace be Upon him, ever owned Slaves ... though his contemporaries did.

    Is Jesus' Disowning slavery, not a sufficient aversion ... for those owning ... to Follow, by way of the Rules, of Owning.

    Slavery, has been ... Is ... a will remain ... a Fact of life ... till the Messiah's Return.

  10. christ4ever profile image60
    christ4everposted 7 years ago

    I'm sorry for coming in on this topic so late, but for future discussions, please refer to your sources more specifically by quoting a line of text and it's location, so that the commentors can address the question more properly.
    Otherwise the forum just becomes an "IMO" discussion which usually leads nowhere based in fact.

  11. swordsbane profile image60
    swordsbaneposted 5 years ago

    The church goes against the Bible all the time, and by extension; against God.  By accepting a world without slavery is only one.  How about accepting that adultery isn't a crime, or that women have equal rights, or that sex outside of marriage is okay?

    There are plenty of things accepted now by the Church that are directly opposed by the teachings in the Bible.  We don't question it because our secular minds agree with the changes, so we call the church "progressive" when they do.

    The inescapable fact, however is that the Church has changed the inviolate Word of God, and continues to do so as the secular world develops around them.  I'm not saying that this is bad or good, but I would suggest that people stop calling the Bible the "Word of God", if no one follows the literal interpretations anymore.  It's "The Suggestions of God" and it's more like a guidebook.

 
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