Joined: Mar. 2007
|Quote (JohnW @ Aug. 19 2011,15:23)|
|Quote (Ftk @ Aug. 19 2011,13:17)|
|God didn't give any mandates that people should have slaves. They had them...God set rules for how to treat them. People work for other people today too, and there are rules for how to treat their employers. Free will has always existed. At the time of Moses, God was trying to rein in on corruption and lead them to stay away from surrounding tribes that were carrying out abhorrent practices.|
So if God is the source of morality, and God is silent on the morality of slavery, then slavery is not immoral?
God is silent on many things. Free will = He doesn't give us play by play exactly what we have to do. Although, from an overall reading of scripture, you can usually pretty clearly understand His ways. Why so many of you posters here cannot is beyond me.
That is one of the things I've always questions that the Bible and God have not seemed to answer for me yet. I understand the whole bit about the Holy Spirit, but I don't know why God would allow that to even happen in the first place. Why He would allow for people to so adamently separate themselves from Him.
"Evolution is a creationism and just as illogical [as] the other pantheistic creation myths" -forastero