How is it moral to own people as property and pass them along to your heirs, Leviticus 25:44-46?
We wouldn’t say it’s moral, but it IS part of life in a fallen world deeply impacted by sin.
The Bible never condones slavery, but God does regulate it to protect people where slavery was part of an economic system.
Much of slavery in the ancient world was different from the heinous, inhuman, and degrading slavery of the past several hundred years (and unfortunately, continuing into today). People would choose to sell themselves into slavery as a way of managing debt and insufficient income to provide for themselves and their families.
Slavery has been and is part of a fallen world, but ultimately, when Jesus Christ sets everything right in the new heavens and the new earth, there will be no slavery. God does have a plan and a timeline for abolishing slavery altogether and forever.
Here’s some helpful insight on the subject: www.gotquestions.org/Bible-slavery.html
Posted Sept. 2022
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