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Can You Imagine?

Can you imagine 18th century Christian slaveholders telling an 18th century secular abolitionist organization like People for the Ethical Treatment of Negroes, "We don't need to free our slaves. That's 'good work.' We don't have to work for our salvation."  ? People for the Ethical Treatment of Negroes responds by quoting a biblical verse against slavery, "You shall not surrender to his master a slave who has taken refuge with you.' (Deuteronomy 23:15)
And the Christian slaveholders respond, pointing their fingers at their noses, yawning, and sticking their legs out mimicking a dog taking a leak, "That's Old Testament. We don't have to do that any more. Jesus may have repeatedly upheld every jot and tittle of the Law (Matthew 5:17-20; Mark 10:17-22; Luke 16:17), as did his direct disciples (see chapters 10, 15, and 21 of Acts), but Paul says the Law is abolished. Paul refers to his previous adherence to the Law as 'so much garbage.' Paul says if anyone has any confidence in the Law, 'I am ahead of him.' And the proof is that Paul himself returned a runaway slave to his master, contradicting Deuteronomy 23:15. So we Christian slaveholders are ahead of you secular abolitionists, ahead of social progress. Abolition is 'so much garbage.' It's 'good work.' Paul claims the risen Jesus told him three times, ' grace is sufficient for thee...' We don't have to do anything for our salvation. We don't need to free our slaves!'
I'm surprised pro-choice Christians aren't using the arguments pro-lifers use to deny rights to animals (above) to deny rights to the unborn!
"I have no doubt," wrote Henry David Thoreau, "that it is part of the destiny of the human race in its gradual development to leave off the eating of animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came into contact with the more civilized."

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