Unveiling The Apostle Paul Teaching On Slavery

The Hebrew word “‘eved” is used for bondman meaning servant, but used as to mean slave which is very much different. The bible clearly defines the laws and principles of the bondman or woman . The cruel slavery we read in  the history books and seen in documentary was and is demonic where the masters and their kins went far and beyond outside the laws of servitude. This is referenced in our bibles and its amazing the teachers of the word do not address these issues and explain it to the people.

The following verse is just a teaser into the law of servitude and you will understand why the new Christianity discourages reading the old testament. No more law they say; the law is done away with! With no law anything type of  tyranny is justified. The English Bible renders it bondman or bondwoman “servant in some cases and slave in others without clarity but with intention to belittle a people with doctrines of their own imaginations.

 {The Book Of Deuteronomy Chapter 15}{12} If thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, he shall serve thee six years; and in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. {13} And when thou lettest him go free from thee, thou shalt not let him go empty; 

 The duty of treating the Hebrew servant and handmaid otherwise than as slaves, and above all their retention in service for a limited time only is defined in Eh’Yeh’s law for a standard for Israel and all nations. We have to be cunning and wise to interpret and identify misconceptions and errors in doctrines. We see the posters and pictures with the bible verses still echoing to us submit! submit! whereby inducing in us that mental captivity. A picture paints a thousand words and this is the message sent out to the world!Let me explain; Indentured slavery contracts specified that the servants were to be set free with finance earned, livestock, a plot of land, perhaps even a spouse.  Slaves{servants} requiring freedom those terms usually depended more on the generosity of the owner. On the other hand there was forced abduction and cruel slavery which was more of a curse and torment. In reference to the apostle Shaul and Matthew in their letters were addressing the former; indentured slaves and their masters who were of the congregation of Israel. These verses which we will get to were misused as  a tool to tame the victims of cruel servitude.The biblical principle of slavery was fully understood bythe Christian masters and governments.

They made it priority to negotiate the proper contracts with the East Indians and  European immigrants as they migrated to the Americas and the Islands. These immigrants were not called slaves but indentured servants as they were granted acres of land, and wealth in exchange for their services. Those considered slaves were owned and the property of the master and got nothing for their labor but cruelty. The order of the day was verbal abuse, licks, blows, death, rapings but no wealth or land was given for services. The latter often were killed, died in captivity or escaped and lived very poor lives.

Before going deeper into this study let me first show the wily cunning of the western church leaders. The main reason there is such a fight against the laws of Torah is because of the conveniences and loopholes in hiding their sinful ways and encouraging harsh unethical bondage.What am I talking about? These people now felt justified in their evil because the law was now nullified so evil was done without conscience. Our ancestors were kidnapped, sold and brought to the New world sold again as slaves and hung on trees.The American natives were hunted, slaughtered, raped, enslaved and their riches and lands stolen by Europeans immigrants. But our heavenly father’s law stands till this day and will judge these tyrants

 Exodus Chapter 21 1:12 He that smites a man that he die, shalbe slain for it. {21:14} If a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour to slay him with guile, thou shalt take him from mine alter that he die. {21:16} He that steals a man and sells him (if it be proved upon him) shall be slain for it. The following are the ordained principles and understanding of a of a bondman or bondwoman. 

 {The Book Of Deuteronomy Chapter 15}{12} If thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, he shall serve thee six years; and in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. {13} And when thou lettest him go free from thee, thou shalt not let him go empty; {14} thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy threshing-floor, and out of thy winepress; of that wherewith the LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him. {15} And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee; therefore I command thee this thing to-day. 

 {The Book Of Deuteronomy Chapter 15}{16} And it shall be, if he say unto thee: ‘I will not go out from thee’; because he loveth thee and thy house, because he fareth well with thee; {17} then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear and into the door, and he shall be thy bondman for ever. And also unto thy bondwoman thou shalt do likewise. {18} It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou lettest him go free from thee; for to the double of the hire of a hireling hath he served thee six years; and the LORD thy God will bless thee in all that thou doest. 

We can ask ourselves the questions; Will brother Shaul and Peter plead with the congregation and brethren to break the commandments because of a master ungodly requests?. Slavery entailed things like the master and his wife having forced sexual relations with married male and female slaves. Would they have given approval to give over your girls and boys for master’s pleasure? Will he give approval to disobey the shabbat laws for Sunday? Will they have encouraged the people to eat swine’s flesh and unclean foods which master said is good? The answer is no and very clear that they were addressing righteous men of the followers of Christ and men who knew the law both servants and masters.

As explained above the Hebrew word “eved” is used to define two types of servitudes, the slave who works hard, mistreated and beaten and unpaid and the slave/servant who was like a family member, worked under contract and was paid  fairly for his work. In brother Saul writings he was not condoning  cruel slavery and men who breached the contractual laws of God. He was not trying to make us docile or naive weak men and women.   {SLAVE} :A person who is considered the property and bound to service without wages: {Old English Law}= a villein or other unfree tenant 

The message as applied to the Hebrew at that time applies to us in the work place today. If the prophets were teaching today they would have said employees obey your boss even the mean spirited and froward. The western Christian slave masters and preachers misused these verses with trickery to justify slavery by which they blossomed into very wealthy western nations through free labor and blood shed. Added to this other twisted doctrines were concocted to justify godliness in being poor while they took up collections to live lavishly. The laws of our God given to Moshe,the prophets and apostles stand till this day and has not changed!

 {Leviticus 19:13 ESV }“You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning. {Jeremiah 22:13 ESV} “Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice, who makes his neighbor serve him for nothing and does not give him his wages, {Deuteronomy 24:14-15 ESV}“You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your brothers or one of the sojourners who are in your land within your towns. You shall give him his wages on the same day, before the sun sets (for he is poor and counts on it), lest he cry against you to the Lord, and you be guilty of sin

It is imperative to explain and correct the intended misinterpretation of slave obey your masters: The European Christians sought opportunity to use these verses to exalt them selves as the authority, and to relegate doctrines as the hand of God over who they deemed inferior. It was was and has always been a ploy to keep us docile and taking their every word as truth. The bible is correct but we must be wise to understand that the doctrines are tainted to suit their agenda. Here are two  example brothers and sisters.  Please check your modern bibles and confirm the word servants is replaced by the word slave

 {Modern bibles }{Ephesians 6:5} Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear and sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. 

 {King James Bible 1611 }{Ephesians 6:5} Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with feare and trembling, in singlenesse of your heart, as unto Christ:  {Modern bibles }{1 Timothy 6:1} All who are under the yoke of slavery should regard their masters as fully worthy of honor, so that God’s name and our teaching will not be discredited 

 {King James Bible 1611 }{1} {Timothy Chapter: 6 6:1} Let as many servants as are vnder the yoke, count their owne masters worthy of all honour, that the Name of God, and his doctrine be not blasphemed. {6:2} And they that haue beleeuing masters, let them not despise them because they are brethren: but rather doe them seruice, because they are faithfull and beloued, partakers of the benefite: These things teach and exhort. 

The word slave and servants were deliberately manipulated in the modern bibles and doctrines working on our minds as we came to acknowledge ourselves as slaves. The English language is a very deceptive language and gives room for many different interpretations and views.  The school system and church of the early 20th century played an integral part in creating the big divide between blacks and the other nations. The lopsided history taught to the world never painted a good picture of the aboriginal men and women and the slaves brought to the different lands by the gentile nations.

The over emphasis of being a lesser inferior people did hit its target creating low self esteem and acceptance of the false doctrines that the European are masters over us. The perception of our people to the other nations till this day is very low based on the brainwash education. These perceptions even flowed into the church where the false doctrines still resonate that the brown man and women are the cursed children of HAM. Many of us still suffer this mental slavery but we are to stand up in truth which sets free and continue to educate the brethren. Our true history was hidden and identity was taken away and presented to the world as sons and daughters of the slave.  It is very wise always to remember that the bible was translated from the Hebrew to other languages and not the other way around. In his writings and reports Brother Shaul was just reminding his brethren about conducting themselves according to the rules of the torah. In no way was he promoting the harsh slavery induced on any people by giving the master permission or reason to be be cruel. He was not teaching us to submit to men who ruled by ungodly measures and standards. Our conduct as servants must line up with the laws of the most high and applies even to us in this current era. 

It brings to mind the written account of Brother Shaul in prison chains as an old man. Shaul took under his wing a young slave{servant} belonging to another house. He wrote to the brethren explaining the whole circumstance and apologizing to them. He also informed them that the young man is no longer a slave ie. {servant}, but even better; a brother, and should be treated as such. Shaul even offered to pay for the time the young man stayed away from duty since he was apparently under the Hebrew contract for 6 years with his master.

 {The Book Of Philemon Chapter }{10} I appeal to you for my child Onesimus, whose father I became while I was in chains. {11}Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me. {12} I am sending back to you him who is my very heart. {13}I would have liked to keep him with me, so that on your behalf he could minister to me in my chains for the gospel. {14}But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that your goodness will not be out of compulsion, but by your own free will. 

 {15}For perhaps this is why he was separated from you for a while, so that you might have him back for good{16} no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a beloved brother. He is especially beloved to me, but even more so to you, both in person and in the Lord. {17}So if you consider me a partner, receive him as you would receive me. {18}But if he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge it to my account. {19}I, Paul, write this with my own hand. I will repay it not to mention that you owe me your very self. 

 {1st Peter Chapter 2:18} {2:18} Servants obey your masters with all fear not only if they be good and courteous: but also though they be froward. 2:19 For it is thankworthy if a man for conscience toward god endure grief suffering wrongfully. 

 {Acts 9:15} “Go!” said the Lord. “This man is My chosen instrument to carry My name before the Gentiles and their kings, and before the people of Israel. 

In my conclusion let me reestablish the facts according to scripture. Brother Shaul was commissioned to reach Israelite who lived like gentile in gentile nations, kings and the natural gentiles in Asia. When he addressed the gathering one should notice he made a very clear distinction. He said slave masters according to the flesh. That statement there is a very clear indication that he was talking to his kinsmen Israelites. These men without doubt knew Shaul was quoting the laws regarding servitude written in Deuteronomy chapter 15. It was a reminder of our forefathers disobedience to the treatment of servants as they forced their own brethren into slavery.

The defining feature of a servant is that he or she is under contract to work for a certain number of years. When the contract time runs out, that person is free to leave and seek out another contract if desired. On the other hand  slave has no rights and not assured freedom he is one’s property. In biblical times a servant has a contract for 6 years and had the option to leave his master after 6 years with an inheritance. If the servant had grown very close to the family and wanted to live his life with that family he will then have his ears pierced and wear an ear ring and be accepted as a true family member.

For this reason our heavenly father got angry with Israel and caused them to be captured by the Babylonians and enslaved. This account is recorded in Jeremiah Chapter 34 Verses

The story of Jacob servitude in The Book of Kings Chapter 29 is a very good example as Jacob contract was to be paid with the daughter of Laban Rachel after serving for 7 years. Brother Shaul was addressing men and women in legal servitude under the Hebraic laws. He was not promoting the hostility and unfairness like the overseers in Egypt and what the slave masters of the 15th to 19th centuries imposed on the Hebrews who were scattered around the world on ships. The European Christians sought opportunity to use these verses to exalt them selves as the authority. They sought to relegate doctrines as the hand of God with cruel dominance over who they refer to as minorities. This was the biblical manipulation of a people using  European lying twisted doctrines to suppress and distort the chosen elect.

Kaleb Y. The watchman on the wall


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