I was in a heated discussion with an anti Catholic new ager today. The heated part of the discussion was more he than me as his anger towards the Catholic Church was quite obvious. Most of the conversation centered on the existence of absolute truth vs the idea that everyone should be deciding for themselves what is right and wrong.
I hope he replays the conversation in his mind and comes to see how absurd and circular his defense of his position was…but I’ll need to pray for him and I would ask all of you to as well.
My question…he mentioned that someone told him that in the Old Testemant one of the twelve tribes was commanded to begin taking slaves and that this was the beginning of the practive of human slave trading. He could not give me a chapter and verse and I admitted to him that I was not familiar with the quote he might be referring to. I advised him to try and read it for himself within context and told him I would look into it as well.
I know slavery is mentioned in the New Testament…but does anyone know what he may be referring to in the Old Testament?