Why does the Bible endorse slavery?
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“There was a Talmudic command that masters attempt to convert Gentile slaves to Judaism and circumcise the males. Those who converted received the...”
Hebrew society condoned slavery until about 160BCE. The Exodus and Deuteronomy verses had the goal of making it more humane. Slavery between Hebrews was more like indentured servitude. If a Hebrew man became too poor to take care of himself and provide for his family, he could sell himself into...
If the Bible condones slavery, how did anti-slavery proponents use the Bible to justify their position? [II]
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“Exodus 21:16 “He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death." ”
[This topic was so interesting and me so busy that I could not reply to all the comments on the topic before the other article was moderater closed.] Disclaimer: This article is an answer from a writer to a question. I just find it a conversation starter with the whole kidnapping verse. Let's...
Word Study: Khata - "Sin"
Via: CB • Christian State of Mind • 2 Comments • 1 Like • 4 months ago
“Sin translates the Hebrew word "KHATA" and the Greek word "HAMARTIA." The most basic meaning of SIN is not religious as all!"”
Sin is the most widely used "bad word" in the Bible, but it's also the most varied. In its most basic form, Sin simply means to miss the mark, or fall short of a goal. Explore the concept of “moral failure” that underlies this important biblical word. Discover a profound and realistic...
The Book of Leviticus
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“God's nature is absolutely good, no evil can ever be present near him - including humans tainted with the sin of Adam's fall. Unfortunately, some...”
In order to heal the damage from Israel's rebellion against His instructions, God established a way for people's sins to be covered through a system of sacrifices in the laws of the covenant. These laws described in the Book of Leviticus serve a three-fold purpose: forgive acts of sin and...
Dress in Blue Day is March 1
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“Why? Every year, more than 140,000 people are diagnosed with this highly preventable disease. They will join more than 1.4 million colorectal...”
What? Dress in Blue Day lets allies everywhere join our mission to end colorectal cancer. By wearing blue and raising funds, you bring awareness to this disease and support our work—as well as honor all who are impacted by colorectal cancer. When? Supporters can go blue any day in March,...
The Book of Exodus Overview - Part 2 of 2
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“ ‘If you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and...”
After God delivers the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, He leads them through the wilderness back to Mt. Sinai where Moses first met Him in the second half of the Book of Exodus. There, the Israelites prepare themselves for a miraculous encounter with the Lord - God Himself...
The Book of Exodus Overview - Part 1 of 2
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“Filled with memorable miracles, Chapters 1-18 in the Book of Exodus hold much more purpose than simple entertainment. They contain historical...”
Filled with memorable miracles, Chapters 1-18 in the Book of Exodus hold much more purpose than simple entertainment. They contain historical accounts with tangible truths that still apply to the present. The story begins in Egypt where Genesis leaves off but reveals a much...