Approving of the African slave trade because the Bible contains accounts of and regulation for the treatment of slaves is shortsighted and incoherent. After the example of Judah’s judgment for not releasing servants as prescribed (in the seventh and fiftieth years) it is clear that the United States legislators have condoned for hundreds of years a practice that could result in exile and more.
- Personal and voluntary slavery to God was a desirable profile
- Roman slaves had rights
- Israelite slaves disappeared every 50 years
- A servant was Abraham’s CEO before he had a son
- American, British, Belgian, French, Spanish and Portuguese slaves were treated as less than human beings
Deuteronomy 24:14Deuteronomy 24:14
“You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your countrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your towns.
Israelite servants had rights and abuse was decisively chastised after many centuries by exile, terror, famine, destruction, and sword (Jeremiah 34:17-22)
The misery of American slavery continues disguised as rights without life
Fate has us dependent on the government – flesh – for our security. That is anathema.
Thus says the Lord, “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the Lord.
Redeeming the Nazis and Taliban of America
How blessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust, And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.
Forgetting that a civil war failed to bring a nation to its humanitarian ideal is deliberate amnesia. The captive, enslaved and unpaid workforce that made pride in prosperity possible gets no respect. Mankind has not often been lower or more corrupt than in this recent era. America’s flirting with Biblical paradigms resembles the Taliban and Nazism more than it does the commonwealth of Israel under prophet, priest or king.
How much of the ten commandments is in any modern constitution?
The marketplace of food and clothing is a massive theft operation. Gouging and wage abuse is phenomenal.
Caesar kills. GOD gives life and saves lives. Stop being a pied piper.
Trusting the superpower
Peace officer complicity in the oppression of Black people and the suppression of dissent for the full duration of independent America’s history is incontrovertible. If the laws of Moses were incapable of bringing rest to Israel’s weary souls what can any ill-conceived modern constitution hope to achieve? How much oppression does anyone want to approve?
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help And rely on horses, And trust in chariots because they are many And in horsemen because they are very strong, But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the Lord!