Many #atheists, #Muslims,
and other faith systems/religions discredit the #bible,
saying that the bible endorses #slavery
and that the American slave trade was based on the teachings of the bible!!! This is indeed FAR from the #truth.
Indeed, American slave traders, who were indeed "religious men", took the bible, twisted it, and used it for selfish gain. This is why slaves were not permitted to read, because they would have studied and the truth would have been revealed to them! The truth is, the majority of all cultures and people groups, throughout world history(especially Egypt /ancient #Kemet)
enslaved Africans or their civilization was built on the backs of slaves!!! Let's see what the bible has to say about this: Genesis 1:26
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have DOMINION over the FISH of the sea, over the BIRDS of the air, and over the CATTLE, over all the EARTH and over every CREEPING THING that creeps on the earth.” Notice that it says NOTHING about dominion over other men!!!-->
And he that steals a man, and sells him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.<-----self explanatory-->Ephesians 6:5-9: "Slaves, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. (PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IS SAID TO THE MASTERS)------>And, ye masters, DO THE SAME THINGS unto them, FORBEARING THREATENING: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.------------>If the slave owners DO THE SAME THINGS as the slaves were instructed to do, the slave owners MUST be obedient to the slaves with fear and trembling and they MUST forebear THREATENING with GOOD WILL doing service, AS TO THE LORD, and not to men!! #LpLikePaul #StayWoke #consciousness #KnowThySelf #KnowlegeOfSelf