Why didn’t Jesus work to end slavery? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.
Slavery has been a fact of mankind from the beginning of time and still exists in parts of the world today. Jesus lived during a time when slavery was rampant in the Roman Empire. So why didn’t He work to end it?
Pastor John MacArthur answers: “Had Jesus and the apostles done so, the result would have been chaos. Any slave insurrection would have been brutally crushed, and the slaves massacred. The gospel would have been swallowed up by the message of social reform. Christianity, however, sowed the seeds of the destruction of slavery, not by social upheaval, but by changed hearts.”
And then tune in this weekend for another topic that will sharpen your worldview.