What Would You Say?

Does the Bible Endorse Slavery?

02/25/20

Joseph Backholm

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “The Bible endorses slavery. If it’s wrong about slavery, it’s probably wrong about other things too.”

What would you say?

It’s true that the Bible, in both the Old and New Testament, talks about slavery.

But does this mean that the slave trade that is such a shameful part of our history is actually something the Bible supports?

No, and here are four reasons why.

1. The slavery talked about in the Bible was more like servitude.

2. Slaves were to be treated as people, not property.

3. The Bible demands equal treatment regardless of race or class.

4. Christians ended the Slave Trade.

 

Click on the video to see the entire episode, or go to WhatWouldYouSay.org to see more like this.

Share


  • Facebook Icon in Gold
  • Twitter Icon in Gold
  • LinkedIn Icon in Gold

Have a Follow-up Question?

Want to dig deeper?

If you want to challenge yourself as many others have done, sign up below.

Webinars

Short Courses

Up
Next