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Slavery and The Existence of an Immutably Good God

Mike Robinson

Department of Apologetics

Collegiate Action Mission

Granbury, Texas





Introduction

Atheist X (AX) argues Christians cannot “reconcile their belief on slavery, God’s nature, and His proclamations on slavery” within scripture. He discussed other issues and presented a few additional claims, but the heart of his essay centered on the alleged inconsistency of an immutably good God issuing laws regulating slavery.

A Defeater

There are numerous problems regarding AX’s approach. One issue it appears he did not consider: There are Christians who do not ascribe to God all the actions and commandments issued in His name in the Old Testament. These sorts of Christians may hold to one or more of the following:

  1. The full inspiration of Scripture

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