How African Americans Rescued the Bible from Slavery’s Hands


I recently had a conversation with a young African American man and he shared his concerns regarding the Bible’s stance on slavery, especially its legislative aspects in the Old Testament and the apparent absence of condemnation in the New Testament. This discussion expanded to the historical misappropriation of scripture, where select passages were used to support racially discriminatory systems, prompting his heartfelt question: “Why should I believe in a God like that?” …

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African American,Bible interpretation,Black History Month,Frederick Douglass,slavery

Abdu Murray

Abdu Murray is an international speaker and author on the intersections of the Christian faith and the questions of culture.