Slave vs Servant!
By: Loren Due, Ph.D.
This is a short article to raise the question why people let Anglos get away with saying that God approved slavery. God did not approve slavery; it is lie that has gone on for too long. God does not go against His word. His Word says: 1 Corinthians 6:9 (KJV) 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind … How can people that lie and pervert God’s Word tell you or I anything when His Word clearly says they will not inherit the Kingdom of God those that abuse. THEY ARE GOING TO HELL, unless they repent and ask forgiveness. I am not sending them to hell the Word is.
The word slave is only found in the Bible two times: Jeremiah 2:14 (KJV) 14 Is Israel a servant? is he a homeborn slave? why is he spoiled? This scripture is referring to the time that Israel was in bondage to Egypt. They were used not of their own free will and they were in bondage to the Egyptians until God freed them through Moses. The other scripture found in Revelation 18:13 (KJV) 13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
This scripture refers to the time during the fall of Babylon and mentioned with all the things that shall cease is slavery. The slavery mentioned here are the sexual and human trafficking, and other slavery such as debt and things that the merchants of the earth have had people in. God is not into sexual trafficking and debt bondage – man is.
All I have heard all my life from Christians is that slavery is of the Lord and that slaves were to obey their masters. That is a lie! The scripture says in Ephesians 6:5 (KJV) 5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; This scripture is to a person man or woman who is a servant to someone who has the authority to govern over the servant in the situation. In a moment we are going to look at the definition of slave and servant, but I want it to be clear before we get the definition of these terms that the only thing they have in common is the letter S.
The only reason the Afro-American, Brazilian and other slaves around the world white or black didn’t revolt is because the slave masters did not want them to learn how to read or they would have figured out the difference between a true servant and a slave by reading the one book the slave master said was their guide. The times of ignorance are over according to Acts 17:30 (KJV) 30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: The time is now for there to be a spiritual awakening of sons and daughters regardless of their ethnic background to know the curse that was put on them is broken.
I believe you must be very careful what you listen to and what you see as recommended by Jesus Christ. You must examine those things people tell you and preach to you to determine if they are true or just a-hype. Slavery is a hype and lie by many who want people to think their ancestors did something honorable by having slaves. They were and are lazy shiftless humanity that does not care for anyone but themselves. It is time to set the record straight – What is slavery? What is servanthood?
One definition of slavery from the Wikipedia is a person legally owned by another and having no freedom of action or right to property. 2. a person who is forced to work for another against his will. 3. a person under the domination of another person or some habit or influence. There are a number of definitions and variations out there but slavery is not servanthood.
One definition of servant from the Wikipedia is a person who performs duties for others, especially a person employed in a house on domestic duties or as a personal attendant or a person employed in the service of a government or a devoted and helpful follower or supporter. Some of the people who work for the government probably feel like slaves when they don’t get a raise, but at least they get one periodically. Servants are not slaves.
I am not going to write a lot attempting to get you to see the difference between a slave and a servant. You must make the call. Servants are paid and slaves are owned by someone like they own their dog or bird.
My plan was to list all the verses on servant until I discovered there are seventy-four (74) in the Old Testament and thirty-eight (38) in the New Testament. That is a total of 112 verses that speak to the understanding of the concept and behavior of a servant. Two (2) verses as I listed above with the word slave in it in the Bible.
This article is to make you know that the truth about the difference in slave and servant. Also I speak to those who are subconsciously still under the claws of slavery to speak to your spirit you are free in Jesus Name. You are free on earth as you are free in Heaven. Let it go and forgive your grandparents and great grandparents slave owners and anyone else that you are holding hatred in your heart for how your family was treated as an animal. God loves you and wants you to know in Him you are free.
Share the love you now have for your fellow man or woman by releasing the love. Let it go and thrive in Jesus Name!