The Quran, the Bible, and the Islamic Dilemma

Does the Bible Justify Slavery?

Does the Bible Justify Slavery?
A Brief Answer

Slave = Servant = Employee

Atheist websites severely misinterpret the bible because they lack understanding. There is a huge difference between chattel slavery and regular indentured servant hood. Before corporations and retail stores and government jobs were invented, what were you supposed to do for work if you don’t own land? Servant hood was a form of employment in those days… Slavery was just a term that was used for it.

Slavery was also a form of bankruptcy. When you had a debt you coudnt pay, you became a slave temporarily. Some people became permanent slaves willingly, and some people became permanent slaves from becoming captured in war.

We are all “slaves” to our employers for 8 hours or whatever your agreement with your employer is. The agreements in those days were a lot simpler than they are now.

Pre-Industrial Economics 101

First you have to understand what was the economy like in those days… There was minimal division of labor, and little technology, so most of the earth worked in agriculture, and worked to eat. That means if you didn’t own land, being an indentured servant aka slave was a major form of employment. Then you have to look up “chattel” slavery… It was a different form of slavery based on RACISM, that was practiced on Africans.

Step-by-Step

Another thing you have to realize is the purpose of the laws in the Hebrew culture. It was not to create a utopia. The purpose was to create a spiritually progressive nation that would influence other nations and be a conduit for the Messiah. God does His will step by step.

Exodus 21 is not Gods manual for utopia, it’s God giving slaves dignity under the law in a time where in most nations, slaves could be killed with no punishment at all. Exodus 21 was actually a major upgrade from what was normal at that time. For more read here.

Sex Slavery

Also the sex slavery thing was completely made up. The scripture is basically just saying to treat the woman you marry right, even if she started out as your servant. Its basically saying if you marry your employee, you can’t treat her less than your wife. That’s the OPPOSITE spirit of the chattel slavery that was practiced on Africans.

What You Believe is Based on Your Character

Proverbs 17
4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips;
and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

People that believe atheist lies believe them because they love sin and pride. People with good hearts will eventually learn how to find the knowledge of God.

Atheists will blame greedy hypocrite fake Christians for slavery (there have always been fake hypocrite Christians twisting the bible for their own gain – the Bible itself warns us about them)… but atheists won’t tell you that most abolitionists were real Christians (humble Christians that lived holy and ministered to the poor).

They also won’t tell you the full title of Darwin’s Origin of Species: “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.”

Guess who those “favored races” were. Darwinism and evolution was basically a flawed science experiment to try to prove that white people were better than everyone else. Eugenicists then used it as justification for genocides, forced sterilization, holocausts, abortions, and all types of long term evil.

The Half-life of Carbon is only 5730 years old….

The Half-life of Carbon is only 5730 years old…. So when people tell you that carbon dating of fossils proves that the earth is millions of years old, they are lying.

“Let’s suppose we find a mammoth’s skull and we want to date it to determine how long ago it lived. We can measure in the laboratory how many carbon-14 atoms are still in the skull. If we assume that the mammoth originally had the same number of carbon- 14 atoms in its bones as living animals do today (estimated at one carbon-14 atom for every trillion carbon-12 atoms), then, because we also know the radiocarbon decay rate, we can calculate how long ago the mammoth died. It’s really quite simple.

This dating method is similar to the principle behind an hourglass.6 The sand grains that originally filled the top bowl represent the carbon-14 atoms in the living mammoth just before it died. It’s assumed to be the same number of carbon-14 atoms as in elephants living today. With time those sand grains fall to the bottom bowl, so the new number represents the carbon-14 atoms left in the mammoth skull when we found it.

The difference in the number of sand grains represents the number of carbon-14 atoms that have decayed back to nitrogen-14 since the mammoth died. Because we have measured the rate at which the sand grains fall (the radiocarbon decay rate), we can then calculate how long it took those carbon-14 atoms to decay, which is how long ago the mammoth died.

That’s how the radiocarbon method works. And because the half-life of carbon-14 is just 5,730 years, radiocarbon dating of materials containing carbon yields dates of only thousands of years, not the dates over millions of years that conflict with the framework of earth history provided by the Bible, God’s eyewitness account of history.”

– Dr. Andrew Snelling

Read the rest here.