God allowed slavery for two primary reasons. Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
We are fortunate to live in a country where the stated core belief is that all men are created equal. With such a basis, it is theoretically much easier to identify and condemn the domination of one over another against their will. Yet, slavery in many forms not only has existed for most all of history, it continues to exist in this age of enlightenment. The Bible is full of examples of slavery and full of God’s seeming acceptance of this practice. So, does God support the idea of slavery? Stay with us as we endeavor to unravel this very tricky and emotional topic!
If we look back throughout all of the recorded history of mankind, there are a number of themes that seem to continually reoccur. One of those themes is the rulership of some men over others. That theme in many cultures took a downward spiral and over time ended up as one of the greatest travesties in the history of the human race – slavery. Today, we look at such a practice and shake our heads in sorrow and disbelief at the inhumanity with which we have treated one another. In the midst of this, there looms a very important question – the Bible gives us a recorded history of ruler-ship, domination and slavery – the question is; did God or does God EVER sanction slavery - that inhuman treatment of another human being? Stay with us as we look at the Bible and history and search for the answer!