Friday, March 04, 2016
CURRENT AUTHOR ARGUES SOUTHERN SLAVERY WAS NOT IMMORAL, IT WAS JUSTIFIED BY SCRIPTURE
I know many of you don't think these kinds of folks, pro-slavery, white macist, radcial neo-confederate, lost cause delusionists, etc., don't exist. and that some of my posts are jousting with non-existent windmills. Here's a contemporary guy who argues that slavery in the U.S. was not inherently immoral--it is based on firm scriptural grounds. The problem was only that it wasn't always conducted according to Christian rules. The only problem is when it isn't conducted according to Christian rules."
“When we turn to individuals and families, [who owned slaves, as opposed to un-chrisitan laws on slavery (e.g. unlawful to teach slaves to read] the
situation is very different. The abolitionists maintained that slave-owning was inherently immoral under any circumstance. But in this matter, the Christians who owned slaves in the South were on firm scriptural ground. May a Christian own slaves, even when this makes him a part of a larger pagan system which is not fully scriptural, or perhaps not scriptural at all? Provided he owns them in conformity to Christ's laws for such situations, the Bible is clear that Christians may own slaves.”