The Washington Post has an article that looks at the slavery issue and how the Bible was used from both perspectives. I thought it good enough to do a quick post and get it into this blog.
Now I’ve been free, I know what a dreadful condition slavery is. I have seen hundreds of escaped slaves, but I never saw one who was willing to go back and be a slave.
Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?
Romans 6:16 NIV
The other day I wrote about the New York Times 1619 Project which you can read about in, “The New York Times 1619 Project on Slavery and how Some Baptists Reacted to J.D. Greear on Twitter. Also the 1619 Project Needs to Comprehend the History of Slavery in the Convention.” The Washington Post had an article that I discovered that looked at how the Bible was used in the issue of slavery. This is a good read to comprehend. You can read the article called, “The Bible was used to justify slavery. Then Africans made it their path to freedom.”