The following articles are related to the topic of BONDAGE

What About the Bible and Slavery?

"Can you explain Leviticus 25:44-45? This passage seems to indicate that the Jews were allowed to buy slaves?" The issue of slavery in the ancient world is a complex one, and practices/regulations regarding this long-standing institution must be viewed in light of the rather unrefined ages in which the relationship of owner/slave prevailed. It may be stated with absolute confidence ... read more »

What Is the Meaning of “Not under Bondage” (1 Cor. 7:15)?

Would you address First Corinthians 7:15? Does desertion by a non-believing mate grant the abandoned Christian the right of remarriage? In First Corinthians, chapter 7, the apostle Paul responds to a number of questions that had been submitted to him by various members of the church at Corinth (cf. 1 Cor. 7:1). Some of these queries had to do with ... read more »

The New Slavery

Slavery is an institution whereby human beings are divested of their freedom and personal rights; the slave is wholly subject to the will of another. Slavery has been practiced, in varying degrees, since the earliest of ages. In Genesis 10:8ff there is the record of Nimrod, who was "a mighty hunter."The context suggests that he was a hunter of men; ... read more »

Some Contrasts Between the Nature of the Mosaic System and Christianity

Paul once wrote: "But I say that so long as the heir is a child, he differs nothing from a bondservant though he is lord of all; but is under guardians and stewards until the day appointed of the father. So we also, when we were children, were held in bondage under the rudiments of the world" (Gal. 4:1-3). In ... read more »

Exodus 3:22 – The Israelites Leave Egypt

As the Israelite people prepared to leave the land of Egypt, Moses charged: "But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians" (Ex. 3:22, KJV). There ... read more »

Nuggets from the Book of Philemon

Colossae was a bustling city in Phrygia, in the southwest region of Asia Minor. In the time of the apostles it had seen its better days. Once famed for its soft wool and colorful dyes, commercial competition had muted its influence. There was a church there, perhaps established by Epaphras (Colossians 1:2; 4:12). The saints met in the home of ... read more »

The New R-word Label

For more than two centuries the despicable "N-word" has been hatefully hurled at "people of color." Now its use virtually is the equivalent of profanity and borders on being verbal hate speech, worthy of criminal prosecution. Another term rapidly finding a new and intensified niche is "racist." If one wishes to defame another with whom he has a grievance, label ... read more »

The Earth: A Planet Plagued with “Evil”

There are many remarkable features on this marvelous planet which God created. Warm sunshine and refreshing showers cause the Earth to produce a magnificent garden of beauty. Our world abounds with an amazing array of curious and delightful animals. The love that humans are capable of sharing in their domestic and communal lives is thrilling indeed. And the blessings that ... read more »

Some Questions about Divorce and Remarriage

The following questions deal with the general theme of marriage and divorce. Recently the view has been advanced that when two single people commit fornication, by that act they become married and must remain together for life. Would you respond to this? This idea is so absurd that one can only wonder how it ever saw the light of day. ... read more »

The Terror of Death: Causes and Cures

Death has been depicted as the "king of terrors." Such was the descriptive of Bildad, one of Job's erstwhile friends (Job 18:14). His sentiment has been shared by countless others. The psalmist once lamented: "My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror has ... read more »