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Does the Bible Condone Slavery?

  • By: Scott Stein
  • Jun 08, 2021
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If Christians were honest, there are some commands in the Old Testament that we wish weren’t there. This is especially true when it comes to commands given to Israel regarding the keeping of slaves.

Recently we conversed with a skeptic who challenged the goodness and truth of the Bible by pointing these commands out. “There you have it! The Bible endorses slavery. How can you worship a God like that?”

In situations like this, it’s important not to get defensive or respond out of fear or frustration. Such objections are often delivered as defeaters of biblical truth, but they also represent real and honest doubts.

In this episode, while sharing some general principles for responding to difficult faith challenges like this one, Scott and Shawn dive into the facts around Old Testament slavery commands to answer the question “Does the Bible condone slavery?”


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