Top Seven Fateful New Testament Texts: Slavery as Service to God

One always hears that the New Testament condors Slavery as part of Roman life and culture–but in this video you will encounter a big surprise.

There is an important twist here–that involves being willing to suffer as well as considering yourself “free” even though you are a slave and are treated abusively. Find out for yourself what “in Christ” means in these important texts–mostly ignored! And Slave owners are not told to release their slaves, but rather to consider them “free” in Christ. And the continued adherence to the ideas, long after the Apocalypse failed to come about is evil– plain and simple.

The PDF of the texts I covered can be downloaded here:

Simcha Jacobovici’s Book Enslaved:

Candida Moss’s new book, God’s Ghostwriters:

Candida Moss’s interview on her book with Bart Ehrman:

In this new series I have gathered together a list of fateful New Testament passages that have been both understood and misunderstood over subsequent ages in ways that reinforce and foster incalculable harm to our lives. I did not try to order these into any kind of priority and I think that would be a difficult thing to determine. These “affirmations” have so direly affected so many billions of people over the past two thousand years I would not want to even attempt to put one above the other in terms of fateful impact. Keep in mind that this series is not about what any of these passages in fact mean, but rather how they have been understood and applied to our personal, social, civil, and spiritual lives with great harmful consequence and effect. The simple phrase–“The Bible tells me so” has justified and covered a multitude of sins!

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