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   This is from Ephesians¹.

   It’s not about social revolution.

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“Slaves, be obedient…

not as men-pleasers…but as slaves of Christ….

knowing that…

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“…whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether slave or free. And masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that both their master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.” 

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   Although the Bible says elsewhere that it is not wrong for a slave to seek freedom on Earth, or become free and equal to those around them, the Gospel message as presented in the Bible is not first and foremost a directive to begin a social and political revolution.

   It is a call to get right with God, and receive Him, on a one-to-one basis.

   Three important behind the scenes facts and assumptions:

   (1)  This is written to Christians.

   (2)  There is an eternal existence in Heaven after one’s life on Earth is over.

   (3)  There is no slavery in the Hereafter.

   This Bible fragment, of course, needs to be looked at in context…and could be, perhaps, the beginning of a group discussion.

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   ¹ As just said in the last line here, this passage from Ephesians needs to be carefully looked at in context. What has been left out or assumed? (The source here is the NASB, or New American Standard Bible, and is the result of an early morning meditation.)