I Timothy 1:9-10 — Critics of the traditional Christian view of homosexuality will sometimes raise the issue of slavery. They will endeavour to highlight the inconsistency of rejecting what the Bible says about slavery while affirming what it says about homosexuality. How do we deal with this objection? Is it valid? What does the Bible actually say about slavery?
As we continue our verse-by-verse study through I Timothy, we find homosexuality and slavery right next to each other in a vice list. This is a very important text in helping us thinking Biblically about both issues and it provides some answers to these difficult questions.