Slavery, the Bible and Classroom Discussions

I thought it was odd that in my ethics class, one of the fellow students disagreed when I said that the Bible condoned slavery. Now to be fair, I am not a proponent of slavery and I mentioned it that some of the bible must be taken in context, but they felt that there was no time in which slavery was allowed or promoted by the bible.

Their response was a bit snarky and said that it could be said that adultery was allowed by the bible since David, a man after God’s own heart, committed it. I think that is a bit of a reach and I understand they were responding that way to make a point.

My response was to ask if they ever read Leviticus and the rules that the Bible lays out in how slaves must be treated. No response.

It is easy for us to become defensive over the bible when people make allegations that it supports something that we disagree with, but isn’t it best to read it first and see if the allegation is true? Just a thought.

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery

A friend wanted me to watch this since it is dear to her heart.  I support A21 and Life Today in their attempts to end this epidemic.  There is a growing level of support from the secular world, but usually, people do not want to see what is happening around them.

This video is from Exodus Cry.

If you see and refuse to do anything, then are you guilty by being complacent?