Liberals claim it's wrong to own people, and they oppose slavery. Their faith in "liberty" and "equality" (two pseudo-gods) convince them slavery is a sin. To own a person is a violation of human freedom, and an assault on egalitarian social order.
however, is relative, and equality is a mirage. A person is either a
slave to their personal appetites (Christian sin) or a slave to God. No
two people in history have ever been equal, and no two people ever will
"Classical liberals" might try to explain away
these inconvenient truths by suggesting liberty and equality can be
reconciled with Christian theology, but they cannot explain why anyone
should except their excuses. Modern liberty and equality are not
inherently Christian ideas, and Christian thought should not be
distorted into accepting them as good. Christianity should not be
reconciled, it should be the font from which our worldview arises. In
short, Christianity has no need of liberal equality or freedom.
Leviticus 25:44-46, God established race based slavery as a part of his
new Israelite society: "you may buy male and female slaves from among
the nations that are around you... they may be your property. You may
bequeath them to your sons after you to inherit as a possession
God cannot establish something inherently
evil. To claim that owning people is evil is to condemn the God of the
Old Testament as a sinner. God, however, can do no wrong because
morality arises from his actions and commands.
God is a
slave master. Colossians 4:1 reads: "Masters, give unto your servants
that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in
heaven." God owns people, and he allowed early Christians to own people.
Owning people cannot be a Christian sin if God allowed his people to
own one another.
The liberal obsession with freedom and
equality must be attacked as an illegitimate extra-Christian ethic.
Christians should see God as the source of our whole worldview.
Opposition to slavery and owning humans is rooted in the pseudo-gods liberty and equality.