The Slavery Of Slavery And Slavery

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Before the 1830s, religion was an argument used by the North to condemn slavery. The South also used religion as their argument, but instead, they used the Bible to argue that slavery was an acceptable part of life. People have questioned whether it was right or wrong of the South to use the bible to support their beliefs in slavery. Some would say that pro-slavery southerners had every right to use the Bible to support their beliefs. When Northerners began to use the Bible against slavery, southerners used this same argument to support it. Slavery was a practice that had been around for centuries. The Romans, the Greeks, and the English had all owned slaves. (“The Southern Argument for Slavery.” n.d.). The southerners stated that Abraham and Isaac, noted in the Bible, owned slaves. (“The Southern Argument for Slavery.” n.d.). It is easy to see why the southerners would use the Bible as their defense, since it is known that multiple men owned slaves in the time that Jesus lived on the Earth. The Ten Commandments states that “thou shalt not covet thy neighbor 's house, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant." (“The Southern Argument for Slavery.” n.d.). The Bible also possesses many statements on slavery, such as in Ephesians when it says “Servants, be obedient to them that are [your] masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ.” (King James Bible, Ephesians 6:5). In comparison, Colossians also states “masters, give

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