THE APOSTLE PAUL SUPPORTED SLAVERY
|Christians & Slavery|
Cultural Marxist Christians are fond of condemning slavery. They often refer to it as "America's original sin."
The Apostle Paul, however, had a vastly different perspective on slavery, and a deeply antagonistic spirit towards those who sought to undermine it. In I Timothy 6, Paul instructed slaves to obey their masters, especially their Christian masters. He asserted that anyone who taught otherwise was an evil man:
"Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain."For Paul, those who taught against the goodness of the master/slave relationship were "perverse" and "proud." Good Christians should withdraw from them.
Slave masters were not evil white men filled with sadistic hatred for their slaves (as liberals would have us believe). Rather, they were often Christian "brethren," "faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit."
The truth of Paul's words are supported by history. In American slavery, it was white masters who first gave the Christian faith to their pagan African slaves.
Paul anticipated the Marxist view that slave rebellion is godly because it helps the underclass produce a more egalitarian society. For this reason, his argument for the preservation of slavery was founded on his assertion that "godliness with contentment is great gain."
Their are some who suppose that "gain is godliness" (i.e. power and wealth redistribution towards the oppressed), but Paul condemned them. This mindset is the product of "corrupt minds."
In I Timothy 6, Paul delivered a stern rebuke to modern liberal churches and theologians who are determined to shame white Americans into condemning their ancestors.