Jesus says to worship the father. Jesus says "be perfect as your father in heaven is perfect". Jesus says "why do you call me good? There are none good except God." God is the same today as tomorrow. God doesn't change. If God is the foundation of our morality, what God says is okay should be okay today as well. We will address more Christian apologetics/excuses at the end of this post. On the topic of slavery: Verses that Christians ignore and I don't: Exodus 21:4 - innocent women and children are slaves Exodus 21:7 - sell your daughter into slavery Exodus 21:20-21 - beat your slave Leviticus 25:44-46 - slaves for life These go against the narrative of indentured servitude. If you ask a Christian about the slavery in the bible, they will most likely reply with "they were indentured servants". This answer is how you can tell that they've never read the bible. "They" refers to the Israelite men. But what about everybody else? I'll
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