Slavery’s Wrong. So Why Does the Bible Seem to Support it? (VIDEO)

Slavery’s Wrong. So Why Does the Bible Seem to Support it? (VIDEO)

Ask anyone with a heart today and they will undoubtedly agree that slavery isn’t right.

There were times throughout history when brutal, ruthless slavery was accepted, and it will forever be a stain on human history.

If you read the Bible, there seems to be several verses that support slavery. But is this really the case?

According to Christian apologist J. Warner Wallace, the answer is simple; no.

On his website,, Mr. Wallace, when modern-day people think of the term ‘slavery,’ they think of slavery in terms of the bondage of African-Americans in our nation’s history. Not only are the two meanings of slavery different, but those who fought strongly in the abolitionist movement used the Bible to defend against slavery.

In Biblical times, what was called slavery was actually servitude.

“Slaves in America were taken so that their masters would benefit economically, but biblical ‘slavery’ was often focused on the economic relief of the servant

American slaves were taken into captivity against their will, but in biblical times, the path into ‘slavery’ was varied and, in many cases, voluntary

American slaves were often treated as property, but biblical ‘slaves’ were treated as humans and protected by biblical law. American slaves had little recourse if they wanted to be free of their master, but biblical ‘slaves’ were offered several paths to freedom.”

Watch the video below, for his full response!

Brittany Valadez
Brittany Valadez

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1 Comment

  1. Mark Henderson
    April 11, 2021 / 6:40 pm

    Painful watching the video justifying slavery. Warner Wallace is a sick, disgusting human being. A low life scum like him doesn’t even address the fact that bible allows “owners of slaves” can beat them if they want(just don’t kill them). And many other atrocities. Difficult to watch.

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