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Does the bible codons slavery?

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Yes I believe it does. I guess it's okay to be a Christian and against slavery, but it's not okay to be in favor of gay marriage. Christians seem to have a fixation on gay marriage more than anything else in the Bible. Kind of strange.
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This is what I found: "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)

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Kind of strange how gay marriage wasn't the topic at all. Also kind of strange how you generalized a whole public. Best be more specific before making a statement so strong.
I'm also not familiar with scripture referenced from NLT.
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I brought it up because I've seen several gay marriage-bashing questions on this site lately. And gay marriage is one of the most controversial topics with Christians today. All you ever see is "gays marrying goes against god" and "gay marriage should be illegal because the Bible says so". You never hear "slavery should be legal because it's god's wish." I don't appreciate people wanting to pass laws based on the Bible, when they don't follow it 100%. If we are allowed to ignore the mentions of slavery because times have changed, there's no reason that we shouldn't apply the same idea to gay marriage.
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I and large amount of the christian community don't really care who gets married. I know of what you're talking about. However, you're wrong for not applying the fact that there are those of us in christian faith that don't think it's entirely against God. That Homosexuality while controversial is still a technicality. As in it can be forgiven.

I for one am tired of everyone slapping the christian faith and not even acknowledging its more tolerant followers.

I believe that Zealots and Atheist that attack religion have the same narrowminded concept and feed into whatever Bullsh*t is fed to them by the community that accepts them.
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I never said it was all Christians. I appreciate the more tolerant ones, but all I ever hear from on this site are the bigoted ones. I'm sorry if you were offended, but I wasn't talking about every single Christian. Just the ones that are against gay marriage. I'm not an atheist.
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The spectrum remains though. I do my best to point out a specific group within a culture. To generalize would make anyone offended.

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I never did say all. Normally I include the word "some" but I chose not to in this case. Oh well.
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It happens.
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Excellent answer MsStina!
Sierra, we have all omitted words like some, many, most, few, etc. only to realize later that it should have been worded differently, but the meaning in the message must be considered, and in this case understood by most readers I'm sure. You could have simply said "You meant some Christians, not all."
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I as a Christian, and a Californian, am against gay marriage because we already voted on prop 8, and it was decided that we didn't want it, that wasn't the answer the gays wanted so their still gonna try and force us to make it legal, why do we even bother voting if they can't except the vote? I am against gay marriage and always will be nothing or nobody will ever change my mind.
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Thanks caluvox :)
@bx Your comment doesn't make any sense. You said "because" but you didn't follow up with a reason why. Your discrimination is random and illogical. Good thing women didn't give up to easily when they tried to "force" men into letting them vote..
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Nobody has to change your mind Bx. And you will be left behind when the dust settles and we have become a nation that is fair to all.
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The because that I typed was by mistake, I didn't proof read, but never the less, my stance remains, I don't need to state a reason why, but I voted against gay marriage and I stand by it, I'm not pushing any agenda other then the vote issue.
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And if they get their way, then as an American Patriot, I will except it as the law, but will not be attending any of those weddings, I'll just go to the straight weddings, because I'll have that right, unless the Supreme Court changes the law making me have to like it, because then I would be a criminal for my holding on to my personal family values, and belief system concerning the biblical definition of marriage.
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No one says you have to go to any weddings. You go ahead and make your silly point.
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You brought up gay marriage during a question about slavery, I defended my stance, maybe you should stick to the topic at hand,..,so now I have made my point.
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If you mean condone? Then No.

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you give very bold answers lol
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Haha
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that made it a little better..... *sarcasm*
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All of ^Don't no what you about
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the days of moses ' the deliverer was evedence that opression was no godly. but still when jesus taught " we learned that , no servant is above master and that no masters or above the lord.
render to our master that which is required .and to christ(creator) that which also required.

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My bro , we are In slavery know
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Yes, the bible does condone slavery. Not only are there verses exhorting slaves to submit to their masters and not run away, but there are also passages detailing who you are allowed to take as slaves and when it's okay to sell your children into slavery.

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Thank you.
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Many websites (Christian based) will quote scripture and claim that they were servants on their own accord.. yet fail to supply the rest of the passage. I normally hate to copy/paste.. but
However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance. You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way. (Leviticus 25:44-46 NLT)

What are my thoughts? That it does condone slavery and that it is acceptable in the bible. I just find it funny that on social issues like this, Christians will refuse to accept this fact b/c they have followed society in saying that it's wrong... kinda like interracial marriage and soon to be gay marriage.

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That the thing that wrong most people that answered never read the bible, or the read it n not see it,
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Jesus came and fulfilled the Old. You do know we have a New Testament? Why does no one quote it when trying to belittle the Bible?
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The same goes both ways bigred. I do no differently than the theists when trying to promote their agenda while using the bible.
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Taken word for word, yes. In those days, everybody who was powerful enough owned slaves. Sarah GAVE Abraham Hagar; she could do this because Hagar was a slave. It has taken us millennia to realize that people shouldn't BELONG TO people.

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Yes, it does, by word, condone slavery; just a few of the actual passages which do so have already been quoted. As I'm not a christian, won't offer an opinion on intent or interpretation.

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first of, A book can condone nothing... it's an inanimate object. Not to mention the bible is not meant to be taken literal. It's texts were meant to be stories of the icons of the time. Slaves were very common to have. Today we see it as wrong, but then it was right. For all we know within scripture, someone may have just wanted to point out what the Christian way or the "Godly" way to own a slave of the time. The point of christianity is to live a life of moral binding and code. To the very least make it fair. There was scripture describing the times of hardships too. Many of the protagonists within the bible tell of strife and overcoming impossible obstacles through faith. It even appealed to those in power. Each one of these references to slavery.

Modern Christianity is meant to adapt to its time. It's more of the people than the faith.

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So then what do you think regarding divine inspiration and the bible?
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I'm affraid I don't fully understand the question
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No. Slavery was a powerful institution in that day and age. The Bible provides humane Christian guidelines for both the slaves and masters who became believers to operate within the world and in the system they lived in. God actually required believers to release all their slaves and debtors every seven years in Jubilation Year.

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Humane s1avery is an oxymoron.
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Humane treatment of humans within the institution of slavery is posdible however. Treatment of slaves in tbe Roman system was often horrific and brutal. Slaves were treated as expendabl animals. God demanded humane treatment of slaves in the housholds of believers.
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God should have demanded that the slaves be called workers and set free.
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In the fallen world that mankind had created, slavery was a reality. God permitted its existence and worked within its system. Slaves were more domestic servants than oppressed field workers. Slaves could be the captives of war (Num. 31:25-47), subjects of debt to be worked off (2 Kings 4:1), born into slavery (Gen. 17:12-13), or entered into voluntarily (Exodus 21:5-6). In the Ancient Near East, some slaves were able to own other slaves and even conduct business and in Exodus 21:2 a slave was required to be set free after six years of service. Though slavery carries a very negative connotation here in America, it was not nearly as bad it was here in the first 100 years of our nation's existence... God works within the fallen system to bring about His will. Slavery was permitted by God and rules of treatment of slaves were given so that they would not be mistreated.http://carm.org/bible-difficulties/genesis-deuteronomy/you-may-buy-slaves


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The Bible recognizes the reality of slavery, but it never promotes the practice of slavery. It was the biblical principles that ultimately led to the overthrow of slavery, both in ancient Israel and in the United States.
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Fantastic answer Strawberrygirl. You sure know your Bible and your faith. God Bless.
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thanks big
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excellent-- star
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Regardless of the bible, does anyone really believe that god would condone slavery.how could anyone of sound mind believe that.I accept a creator without doubt, but I won't even allow a bible in my house.
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Consider the living victims of the losing side in warfare. They lose their land, and in an agrarian society, this results in a slow death. If you don't have land, you can't raise crops, & can't feed yourself. Slavery is a solution to this problem.
Originally, Jacob and his sons went into Egypt because of famine. Indentured servitude resulted. This is not uncommon; during much of the middle kingdoms of Egypt, the corv?e ( slavery paid by food) was used for work on public projects during nonagricultural times. It was not uncommon for Egyptians to work 7 months per year for the Pharaoh.
Slavery is not an unmitigated evil in an agrarian society. It's only when we get to a society of work-for-wages that slavery takes on a negative moral character. Slaves were well-treated and provided for; the were returned to their land during flood months and harvest months, so that the land would have plenty.
It's not remarkable that the Bible would reflect a view of slavery that mirrors this. In the time of Rome, any fledgling religion that threatened the slavery system would have been crushed as Spartacus' rebellion was put down; Paul therefore said it was possible to be a Christian as a slave, or master, and that God required ethical treatment of slaves by masters, and honest work from slaves. He also said, if it is possible to be free, that is to be preferred. This is actually good advice, considering the alternative. Of course, the Church was in the vanguard in abolition when it was done away with in the Middle Ages (the serf system replaced it), and when it returned in the new world, the church again led the way in abolition.

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So glad you explained that the way it really was. Everything has its purpose.
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Betty, that's called "sugar coating".
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as a teacher of history, I have discovered several explanations for the same facts. they are all partly true, on some level. the one I choose is the one that fits the narrative.
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The bible also tells you how to beat your slave

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Yes i believe in slavery:only as a slave (servant) for Jesus-
We are no longer a slave to sin.

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