Governance and the Bible
Controlling The Word
The Bible and Slavery
- The Bible doesn’t declare holding slaves as a sin, thus a righteous man may have slaves.
- If we believe that the Bible is inerrant than must we also believe that slavery is acceptable to God?
- Over millennia humanity comes to believe that slavery is wrong.
- In a country that outlaws slavery can a righteous man have slaves and remain righteous since there is no Biblical prohibition?
- If it is no longer possible to be considered righteous solely for having slaves than from what authority does righteousness come, and who decides?
- If the Bible doesn’t claim that slavery is wrong than do we have no authority to claim otherwise?
- If we conclude that slavery is wrong than how can we claim the Bible is the sole arbiter of righteousness?
- If we conclude that the Bible is the sole arbiter of righteousness than how do we support a claim that slavery, not being banned by the Bible or otherwise declared sinful, should be outlawed?