There was an uneasy tension as the slave owners sought to maintain control and keep the slaves working calmly and the abolitionists began to question the moral cost of slavery. The abolitionist movement was growing, and for the first time, the souls of the slaves were being considered. As they prepared to compile a special Bible for slaves in the West Indies, the missionaries agreed to uplift the Africans without teaching them anything that could incite rebellion.
Throughout history, the Bible has encouraged us to fight against our enslavement to sin, Hell, death, and the grave. But it has also encouraged us to fight against our fellow man who might choose to take our freedom and use us for his own purpose. Just as Egypt enslaved the Jews and used them for labor to build their empire, so were the slaves of Africa used to build the empire of the British West Indies and the United States. Just as Moses stood against the Egyptians and led the children of Israel out of slavery and bondage, so are we encouraged to stand up against the cruel bonds of slavery and fight for our freedom and the freedom of fellow man.
The clarion call for human freedom is found in many forms and in various stories throughout the Bible, but all of these ideals were stripped from and carved out of The Slave Bible. The Slave Bible, also called The Negro Bible, is one of the most powerful examples ever witnessed of manipulation using a controlled narrative. The fact that the Christian faith, a religion one-third of the world relied on to bring comfort, spiritual rest, peace, and salvation was the narrative being controlled makes The Slave Bible the ultimate propaganda tool and the greatest lie ever told.
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- Christine Abee
for honest review. I bought this bible Because it was suggested on a YouTube video and since I do collect bibles from all religions and times of history to keep my mind open to what people think , believe and are going through in those time. I was very interested to read . I found that there was alot that people may also not see that it did give them a blue print to the father even though it taught through slavery, it also for someone learning to read it gave the a direction to start to learn what it was to be saved in gods eyes . even though yes it was alot of thing left out even today Catholic bibles are the same with structure to what they what to preach. as the jewsish bible leaves out the new testament and others groups leave out gods messages .this is why I believe that you should never ever stop learning what other religion or faith of people believe since its just another piece of the puzzle to know gods words and lessons in our knowledge to know who we are as a person and or knowledge to know who god is and his lessons and teaching . so my thoughts that know matter your race or religious background should read this book and also put yourself into the times when this was written and what the people went through and gave up because they also had to gave up there beliefs that was taught from their homelands in order to please the people that they served. I will give this a 10 stars for the fact that is gods messages but even though it used in a way to hold a group of people inslaved I believe we as a people not a race are all held back when it comes to knowing gods words and until we are walking with god so we can ask him ourselves we are all still lost souls looking for direction were to go.