Wednesday, April 21, 2010

An addendum to my post on “Slavery and the Bible”

While the apostle Paul does not outright abolish slavery, he does pronounce it to be “contrary to sound doctrine”. See 1 Timothy 1:8-11 (emphasis added):

8 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, 11 in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.

Thank you, Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile, for pointing this out in your recent T4G message.

Read my post on “Slavery and the Bible”

1 comment:

noble vessel said...

Appreciate this post with the Thabiti session and the previous one on this subject as well. Both really caused me to engage scripture to survey and wrestle with how the the implications of the Gospel would lead one who has embraced it to renounce slavery. Peace.