Slavery and the Bible

July 3, 2016

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Topic Notes

  • Introduction
  • Wisdom’s Call: Proverbs 8:17
  • about wisdom and knowledge
  • The Truth Revolution Reality Show?
  • QUESTION: How do you explain the fact that in the new and old testament, God got it wrong on slavery. I’m respectfully asking, not trying to start a fight. I’ve never heard a reasonable answer before and am interested in what you think. That seems to me to be one of the biggest contradictions you can find.
  • Before we launch into this question, we need to ask, do we believe that the Bible is actually the Word of God?
  • Dave talks Jeff down
  • Avoiding useless debates
  • Exodus 21:20-21
  • Going further: Exodus 21:22-25
  • Using CRACKED as a tool
  • Setting a standard and setting the limit
  • Dealing with reality
  • Christianity and Slavery
  • The main point of the Bible is not our human condition; it’s our spiritual condition
  • The imperfection of man
  • The Old Testament is an incomplete story of morality
  • The New Testament is the completion of that story
  • Our Hope in Jesus Christ
  • History: Biblical View vs the Contemporary View
  • A snapshot of the Biblical Slave

Bible Contradiction

From the Skeptics Annotated Bible.
How long does God’s anger last?
Psalms 30:5 vs. Numbers 32:13


Read: John Piper – Why Did God Permit Slavery?



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