Slavery During The Roman Empire And The New Testament

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Christian Guzman Professor McFarland New Testament 9 November 2016 Slavery in the Roman Empire and the New Testament Slavery, a word described as the state of one bound in servitude as the property of a household. This description, along with sadness and disbelief gets brought into peoples’ minds as the chilling sensation of the explanations begins to be sought out. The New Testament brings us many different views on how we percept our personal beliefs upon Slavery, and different problems arising as aspects on this topic are perceived by Paul the Apostle in Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon. Slavery was introduced by the Roman Empire during the era of the New Testament. In this period of time, almost half of the children born into the dynasty were quickly transformed and molded into the slaves of the current state. But unlike the ones of later times, salves of the current time period of 60 A.D. had more of a roller coaster ride with their masters, meaning that certain owners developed different relationships with them and had different views upon what was expected. The book of Ephesians, written by Paul the Apostle, was created and put forth solely or the purpose of relaying information to the church of Ephesus regarding God’s plan was to bring all authority and power to Christ himself. As he addresses different people such as children and parents, and large crowds, he reaches out to the slaves, for whom he has a soft spot. In Ephesians 6:5-9 Paul

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