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Slavery of Any Sort is an Agency of the Adversary

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), May 21, 2010 at 13:22

Being reminded again of a long standing and pronounced use of slavery in the annals of Egyptian history, of the various Pharaoh's using indentured personnel, whether bought, or obtained as prisoners of a victorious battle, or of absorption of a people once free to live in Egypt by invitation, only to be subjected to political servitude after years of faded memories are betrayed. This tells us that the mentality that is promulgated by the modern interpretation of the Quran is ready to embrace the former ways in full restoration of times past, and indeed does envelope the mindset of those who would take society(ies) back to a day of complete Islamic dominance.

Military conscription is as much a part of the process of war as anything else, for even in the Civil War of the United States of America, farmers were at times taken by force from their agricultural endeavors and familial duties to be offered in bloody sacrifice on the battlefield in reluctant obedience, hoping for that moment of grace that would allow them to return to their homes, if at all. We read of conscription in the Soviet military, that in the more harsh instances of military service, retreat was met with the gunfire of supposed comrades ordered to kill any that did not meet the enemy in the face of sure death.

There are the myriad descriptions of the horror of war, of its devastation, of the inhumanities, of the depravities encountered, and adding to it the compulsory service in the military, making unwilling participants perform in such activities adds to the onslaught against the sensitivities of moral societies. In that, there is much to be said of the pacifists' perspective, that war should be abhorred and methods for abstaining pursued. But we find that the propensity of the human race for seeking self destruction in the absence of love for fellow man requires that a posture of armed defense is the only measure that seems to deter those who would oppress others for a morbid satisfaction of dominance.

Obscenely, there is a connection between war and slavery, that slavery is a kind of warfare against humanity, and is seen as a tool of the Adversary for oppression of the human race. That any would engage in its practice with malignant enthusiasm can be counted as a friend of the Adversary, and can be counted as well to receive the justified reward. Of a truth is the Biblical pronouncement: he that lives by the sword shall die by the sword: then there is the judgment. Unfortunately, for the unwilling participant, death may be the only release.

Now before there is the attempt to say that in Christianity there are examples of slavery, even in the use of conscripted personnel (the evidence of such in the crusades is compelling), let us remind ourselves that not only is it NOT the will of Almighty God to engage in such practices, but there are no commandments from the LORD, Jesus Christ, to pursue such activities. Jesus Christ required that love be the mantle with which we clothe ourselves; that the warfare the Christian engages in is a spiritual battle between the love of Almighty God and agents of hatred, and that is what is to be prepared for as we read of in Ephesians. One cannot obtain that from reading the Quran. Thus, there is the easy connection of warfare and slavery in Islam, in complete contradiction to true Biblical Christianity.

It is also the definitive distinction between the two as well, that the Christian and believing Jew who are seeking the peace of Jerusalem will find that Islam is willing to stand in the way of that eventuality; and when that comes to pass, just as it is pronounced in the Holy Bible, there will not be enough slave warriors in the world that will be able to stop the fulfillment of the WORD of the LORD. We find then, the premise of al-Fawzan or Dassuqi will be consigned to perdition along with those who have embraced the mentality that slavery of any sort has a place in decent society.

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