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   According to current wave of secular wisdom¹,

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Jesus cannot be considered a Great Teacher anymore.

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Why?  For more use the DOOR.

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   Jesus did not crusade against slavery.

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   In fact, He used the slavery of His world as a model of how a disciple should behave in regard to a personal relation to God.

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   Modern wisdom declares that Jesus, as “Son of God,” is forever tarred by missing such a great opportunity to rail against this horrible injustice that was warp and woof² of the 1st century world, and was foundational all slavery that followed.

   End of discussion. Everything else is secondary. Everything.

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   ¹”Secular wisdom,” of course, comes in many forms…and “manifestos.” And every person has a personal moral framework, and an order of moral obligations, whether he can personally logically express it or not. Biblical teaching in several places has checks and balances against slavery, and even encourages slaves to work to become free; however, with Jesus and the apostles the emphasis is upon personal change rather than social change.

   ² If you’re unfamiliar with the weaving terms “warp and woof,” and you’re using the online dictionary, start with “woof” and “weft.” This is a useful metaphor to describe the “fabric” of society.