- Nov 24, 2002Dear all,
I guess I am glad to be a slave.
I am thankful for the pictures of slavery that the Scripture bring to
us that we may understand the work of Christ with regard to us.
I am glad that Christ has taken me captive to be his prisoner.
I am thankful that I am no longer a slave to sin, but have been
redeemed by another, bought at a price.
Does any of that justify any man-stealing of recent centuries? No, but
the *issue* of slavery is one that God designed for the purpose of
declaring our bondage to sin under the covenant of works, and the
relationship we bear to Christ under the covenant of grace.
With regard to the "recent" establishment of slavery, one can make
arguments that its *foundations* were wrong. Not only that, but
slavery as practised not only in the US, but in Rome was different to
the slavery of the OT.
But the matter of slavery itself is never dealt with as being about
which a believer should have an issue. If one can be made free, then
indeed use that freedom. Otherwise be obedient glorifying Christ.
Speaking of Tulips.
(BTW: I not a redneck nor am I a southerner nor am I a pro-southerner
but a Brit. . .)
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