Detestation of the Diabolical Slave Traffic (Cowper)

 Most of us have heard about the great work of William Wilberforce who used his God-given gifts and talents to work towards ending the evil practice of the slave trade.  There were others, of course, who worked so diligently with Wilberforce in attaining the goal.  In fact, William Cowper was one of those who spoke… Continue reading Detestation of the Diabolical Slave Traffic (Cowper)

Christ Has Set You Free

One very rich NT theme is the freedom that Christ has gained for his people in his death and resurrection.  In fact, because Paul talks about this freedom so frequently, he has been called “the apostle of freedom.”  Here is Murray Harris’ summary of the NT’s teaching of the freedom that Christ has won for… Continue reading Christ Has Set You Free

Slavery Compared

The discussion of slavery and Christianity is a difficult and sensitive issue.  I don’t have the time or space to go into all the details here, but one resource that is helpful in this area is Clinton Arnold’s commentary on Ephesians, specifically his essay in it called, “The Distinctive Features of Roman-Era Slavery” (pp. 419-422). … Continue reading Slavery Compared