Christian Questions Bible Podcast

Ep. 1166: How Did the Apostle Paul Handle a Slave Owner?

February 23, 2021

To talk about slavery is a sensitive issue and rightfully so.  We live in an age where we recognize that ALL people have rights. Ours is an age where any group of people or any working class should never be separated from those rights. This was not always so. Many ancient societies survived on the backs of slaves, who were often comprised of conquered peoples, or those who were generationally born into servitude. Christianity had its beginnings in the context of such societies. With such inequity, how could Christianity survive and even flourish? Could slaves AND their owners both thrive under Christ?  Fortunately, the Bible gives us a powerful view of how this actually worked in those days. Let’s walk through the true story of two men on opposite ends of this spectrum and see how the Apostle Paul helped them both be faithful to Christ and each other.

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