If you’ve been reading the headlines over the last couple years, you may have noticed the incredible surge of interest in fighting slavery around the globe. This campaign is now promoted using the label “Human Trafficking.” Do Not Be Deceived! When dealing with serious human and social problems, Check the Manufacturer’s Handbook!
The modern day anti-slavery campaign has been underway for decades. When one form of slavery was legal on a state-by-state basis, one disapproved form was termed “white slavery,” referring to prostitution. Now the strategy is to re-label slavery with different language: “Human Trafficking.” Fortunately their own literature shows the propaganda technique. Just look at a few of the titles:
- Turn on the Lights
- 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Slavery, Human Trafficking (And What You Can Do About It)
- What is Modern Slavery? (U.S. State Department)
- Sex trafficking: The new American slavery – CNN
Intelligent people are not misled by such tactics.
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 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, for 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.