If you’ve been watching the headlines over the last couple years, you may have noticed the incredible surge of interest in fighting slavery around the globe.
How should you respond to the success of the anti-slavery movement?
God’s acceptance and endorsement of slavery is abundantly clear — He allows slavery in every age.
- In the Patriarchs (Genesis 9:26; 16:16; 17:12-13; 20:17)
- In the Law of Moses (Leviticus 25:44-46)
- In the Old Testament Historical Books (Joshua 9:23)
- In Wisdom Literature (Proverbs 11:29; 12:24)
- In the Prophets (Jeremiah 15:14; 17:4)
- In the New Testament Epistles of Paul and Peter (I Timothy 6:1-2; Titus 2:9; I Peter 2:18)
- In New Testament Historical Book (Acts 2:18)
- And from the Mouth of the Lord Himself in all four Gospels! (Matthew 24:45-46; 25:14, 23, 26; Mark 12:2; Luke 2:29; 7:2, 8; 12: 37-38, 47; 17:10; 19:22; John 13:16)
Why, then, have anti-slavery interpretations of Scripture been so successful at persuading so many? Simple: people want to be convinced. Since the Bible is so clear about the issue, sinners have had to defy reason and embrace error to quiet their accusing consciences. As Jesus said, “Men loved the darkness rather than the Light, [because] their deeds were evil” (John 3:19-20).
What should be your response to the anti-slavery agenda? Make it a biblical response—confront it with the truth of Scripture that accepts and endorses slavery and all who practice it.
Don’t allow yourself to be intimidated by anti-slavery critics and their futile reasoning—their arguments are without substance.
To claim anything else is to compromise the truth of God.