Slavery endorsed in the holy bible (1 Timothy 6: 1-2)

Slavery as written, promoted, and endorsed in the book of 1st Timothy chapter 6, from verse 1 to 2 – in various editions (KJV, NLT, NIV, etc.,)of the “holy bible”. This is just one of the many places in the bible that condones slavery.

Slavery in the bible 1 Timothy 6: 1-2

You may purchase slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase their children. You may treat them as your property. -Slavery In The Bible

King James Version (KJV)

1 Timothy 6: 1-2: Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

New Living Testament (NLT)

1 Timothy 6: 1-2: Christians who are slaves should give their masters full respect so that the name of God and his teaching will not be shamed. If your master is a Christian, that is no excuse for being disrespectful. You should work all the harder because you are helping another believer by your efforts. Teach these truths, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them.

New International Version (NIV)

1 Timothy 6: 1-2: All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered. 2 Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. Instead, they should serve them even better because their masters are dear to them as fellow believers and are devoted to the welfare of their slaves.

The New American Bible

Rules for Slaves: Those who are under the yoke of slavery must regard their masters as worthy of full respect, so that the name of God and our teaching may not suffer abuse. Those whose masters are believers must not take advantage of them because they are brothers but must give better service because those who will profit from their work are believers and are beloved. (1 Timothy 6: 1-2)

It appears many African christians don’t fully make use of their senses when reading the bible. Matter fact, it seems like an abomination to make use of their senses when reading the bible or worshiping some foreign god as documented in a fairytale bible.

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