Re: Is This just sour grapes?
- G'day Glenn.
A sermon on Covenantor.org list Exodus 21:16 and I Timothy 1:7
against the practise of chattel. The slavery regulations in the
bible are such that a bankrupt person would learn fiscal
responsibility by laboring for seven years in his maister's house
and then be set free. If he wanted to remain as a servant, he would
be payed a wage after this time, and be branded with jewellery to
signify spending the rest of his life in his master's house. This
seems more like the role of a chamber maid or butler than the
outright ownership of kidnap victims and their descendents as
practised in ancient Rome and the Southron lands. The "rights"
conferred to master's over the chastity of slaves is also in plain
violation of the seventh commandment, as it revives concubinage and
polygamy, which, although lawful in the OT, are abolished in the NT.
You can check out McLeod's sermon at
Hope that helps.
All the best,
--- In email@example.com, "Glenn Ferrell"
>problems calling something sin that God's Word does not make sin.
> What Scripture would you appeal to condemn "chattel slavery"?
> Not that I am anxious to revive the practice. I just have
>is not one I would list.
> Though I might disagree with Doug Wilson on several points, this
> Glenn Ferrell
> Boise, Idaho
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Fred blahous<mailto:fritzbau@...>
> Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 10:22 AM
> Subject: Re: [Covenanted Reformation] Is This just sour grapes?
> His atrocious defense of Chattel slavery,