14 Jul '14 13:28>
Originally posted by sonhouseThat's right, yet we still know it is wrong. Why must God state the obvious? Also, I would think that not owning other humans would fall under "love your neighbor as yourself", no? Seems pretty straightforward to me.
If that is the case, why do you include the OT in your bible, since you clearly don't follow the rules there? Christians should only have the NT as their bible.
I still think the OT is used by Christians as a rationale to condone the treatment of women and slavery which is still very much with us.
There is no 'thou shalt not own slaves' anywhere in either book.
The OT is included in our Bible because there is much to be learned there. It holds the foundations of the New Testament. You cannot know Christ without knowing what came before. It's all one large tapestry woven by God to show us the way. The way, the truth and the life.