Culture of lies

False things are popular in every culture. The names we give to things we are fond of usually mask what the thing really is. What was righteous purity is really racism. Prophets were always broken vessels. Zeal for the law always leads to callous murders.

Remember the sinless stone-throwers

Most preachers in the USA and Canada will tell you the enslavement of Africans by Europeans and Americans was allowed by biblical precedent. The theft of the land from First Nations is not a problem because Israel had a similar experience with a mandate to annihilate the native populations. They want the law but not the Sabbath. They want the statutes and judgments to address murder, state executions and theft but not lies and gluttony.

Remember this whopper

We were never enslaved.

So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32. and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 33. They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, ‘You will become free’?”

John 8:31-33