CHRISTIANITY & OWNING PEOPLE

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.

Freedom, 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 be.

"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.

In 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 forever."

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.