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Old 07-24-2009, 02:30 PM
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Amanda S. Amanda S. is offline
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Bro. Bill thank you for the welcome!

You said:
Exodus 21:16 specifies the death penalty for both trade and ownership.
This verse says it is forbidden to steal and and keep or to steal and then to sell slaves, not to buy and to keep them.

Exodus 21:2 If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

In the NT - Eph. 6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;

Eph.6:9 - And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

Tit 2:9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

You said that 1 Timothy 1:8 condemns menstealers.
Yes, it does...menstealer is defined in Exodus 21:16.