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Does the Bible support slavery too or just racism?

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Submitted by Nate (United States), Jan 13, 2007 at 15:52

I tried to respond earlier to Johnny Cal and wrote a detailed Biblical argument establishing why attempting to use the Bible to justify supporting Walid Shoebat and his ideology of Zionist aggression is both theologically absurd and morally wrong. ...

The bottom line is that the dispensationalist theology that Walid Shoebat and many of the posters here subscribe to is not based on sound biblical interpretation. For instance, the Old Testament verse quoted by Johnny Cal is interpreted in the New Testament as referring to Christians and not Jews. The "land" promised to the Jews in the Old Testament, is understood by Paul in the New Testament to be the whole world which is promised to believers in Christ.

I feel that the posters here who suggest that those who disagree with the ideology of Walid Shoebat are "detractors of the Word of God" or "deceived", need to be aware that these views are held by only a vast minority of the planet's Christians. They have been refuted by Church fathers since the first centuries and have only begun to have a following during the last 150 years.

Lastly, I want to remind the readers that the Bible has been used numerous times throughout history to justify atrocities. Undoubtedly, those who opposed such atrocities were labeled as unbelievers and detractors of the Word of God.

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