Re: Morality of Slavery
I believe that slavery is condoned in the Bible for any that are not Jews or Christians.
There is an OT passage that says that a Jew that will sell his brethren should be killed as punishment. Maybe that means that all except Jews can make Jews slaves, but I doubt that.
If you believe that slaves don't own weapons, and Roman slaves did not, then the command to buy a weapon by Jesus, if you take that seriously, precludes your becoming a slave. Also, Paul said that you have been purchased for a price, by Christ, therefore, be not the servants of other men. Again, if your definition of servant includes slavery.
PROV 25:26 Like a muddied spring, and a polluted well, so is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked. -World English Bible
MT 24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
As opposed to the bad man that does nothing?
MT 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Righteousness comes from the Bible, but our ability to possess the Bible comes from the possession of the sword.