Paul, Philemon and Onesimus and Slavery

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Dachaser

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Sure, but the best laid plans of mice and men, and all that.

I think one can say that Paul requires slave owners to care for their slaves (which is smart, economically; even when Nathan Bedford Forrest, the man that General Grant feared with all his heart, before Forrest was a Christian he was a fair and decent slave-master. He never broke up families--largely because that would make for bad conditions on the farm).

And I think Christian wisdom does intend for the gradual emancipation. But here is the problem: the Bible never really says that, unless we want to go theonomist and say Leviticus 25 applies today.
You do see God wants to outlaw slavery as was practiced in the South, correct?
 

BayouHuguenot

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You do see God wants to outlaw slavery as was practiced in the South, correct?

Probably, but that's not what Paul said, nor was that the original topic. You had earlier stated that the NT wants masters to free their slaves. I asked where it said that. You then changed the topic to Southern slavery.
 
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