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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, "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 apostles (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.' He says if anyone has any confidence in the Law, 'I am ahead of him.' And Paul himself returned a runaway slave who had taken refuge with him to his master (Philemon), contradicting Deuteronomy 23:15. So we Christian slaveholders are ahead of you secular abolitionists. 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!

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