Slaves and Masters

Today’s #DailyDose is a look at Ephesians 6:5-9. In it I argue that whilst the teaching has analogous implications for employer relations in the workplace, we shouldn’t rush there without thinking first about the original household context.

I also wrote in greater depth on the abolition of slavery in this pdf e-book which “Wesley and the Slave Trade” available from the publications page.

Primarily the video is of a short exposition to look at what the text says. This does mean that it takes me a little while to get to the bit about why slavery is un-Biblical and why Paul was (as I understand the plain meaning of the text) committed to the abolition of slavery.

This is important because slave owners claimed that slavery was okayed by God. They were, as the abolitionists mishandling Scripture. Early Christians recognised that slavery was incompatible with the Gospel.