Monday, February 17, 2014

John MacArthur on Slavery

I've been going through my typed Journal from last year and found some tidbits worth sharing on the blog. Today and tomorrow, I'll be doing a posting-blitz to get all of the content up quickly. The blog has had little new content in a while. Some of these posts will be insightful thoughts from others that have influenced me. For example:


John MacArthur on slavery:

“Although slavery is not uniformly condemned in either the Old or New Testaments, the sincere application of New Testament truths has repeatedly led to the elimination of its abusive tendencies. Where Christ’s love is lived in the power of His Spirit, unjust barriers and relationships are inevitably broken down. As the Roman empire disintegrated and eventually collapsed, the brutal, abused system of slavery collapsed with it—due in great measure to the influence of Christianity. ... New Testament teaching does not focus on reforming and re structuring human systems, which are never the root cause of human problems. The issue is always the heart of man—which when wicked will corrupt the best of systems and when righteous will improve the worst. If men’s sinful hearts are not changed, they will find ways to oppress others regardless of whether or not there is actual slavery.”

Further (very in-depth) reading: 

~ Rak Chazak

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