There ARE some books that can change lives.
I have one. I will not name it because it IS so special to me.
When we read verses like Ephesians 6:5, Colossians 3:22, and 1 Peter 2:18, we hear the common English translation “slave” in light of our own historical context. We typically think of race-based, chattel slavery in which the slave is the property of the master and lacks any legal rights. This kind of slavery is manifestly among the most despicable institutions ever to disgrace human civilization. It is not, however, what is in view in these texts.
[Race-based, chattel slavery] is manifestly among the most despicable institutions ever to disgrace human civilization.
The Greek word (doulos) can be translated “slave,” or sometimes “servant” or “bondservant,” and often referred to people who had a surprising level of legal and social status in the first-century Greco-Roman world. Most were not “slaves” from their birth, or for their whole life, or because of their race—for instance, the Roman jurist Gaius (second century) claimed that most slaves were prisoners of war who actually would have been slaughtered if not made slaves.
I’m speaking in tongues :o)
Words. Words. Words.
P.S. Words and spelling have ZERO to do with Black Magic. Unless y’all WANT then to. FACT?
P.P.S. And if you refuse to SEE a single TRUTH in this clip then…I cannot help. Apart from starting with 0:07 and the SKULL MASK!