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The Bible, Slavery And ‘Jubilee’ Freedom

The Bible, Slavery And ‘Jubilee’ Freedom

Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof. —Inscription on the Liberty Bell (1752/3)   This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. —Jesus of Nazareth (AD 30)   Jubilee Bond Servants The Mosaic Law permitted and regulated various sorts of bond service.  In previous articles (located here and here) we’ve ...

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The Bible, Slavery And Indentured Service

The Bible, Slavery And Indentured Service

God’s word meets us where we are in our slavery, and shows us the way toward responsible stewardship. —David Chilton Poverty and Charity Scripture speaks plainly about the devastation wrought in this world by sin.  It also speaks to us ...

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Romanticism And Social Change

Romanticism And Social Change

The biblical worldview is not a fairy-tale, or romantic perfectionism, but a realistic appraisal of men with their sins and shortcomings. David Chilton, Productive Christians (1981) The true Romantic always assumes his own innocence. He believes his heart and will ...

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The True Foundation of Liberty

The True Foundation of Liberty

“Only a Sith deals in absolutes” —Obi-Wan Kenobi Freedom and Nature Discussions about liberty have to begin with definitions and of course, include reference points.  After all, no one is free to do anything and everything that they want to ...

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Why Liberation Theology Means Slavery

Why Liberation Theology Means Slavery

Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much.  Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes not divine, but demonic.”  —Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI Liberation Theology Liberation theology sprang up in the ...

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Freedom. It All Went South…

Freedom.  It All Went South…

The South had it right all along. No, not on the issue of slavery which was a vile and vulgar practice, but which, by all accounts, was a dying institution and one that would have been abolished peacefully within 50 ...

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