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Old 05-05-2008, 12:40 PM
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Jerry said: "...that would make God evil when He allowed.."
Brother, you are opening a VERY BIG can o' worms with this argument.

God has allowed many evil things to take place throughout history.

There is a contextual difference in the word "servant" as used in the KJB and the word "slave" as used in the last few centuries.

The fact that the Israelites and other nations have been slaves, as you said, "as a punishment of their sins and rebellion against [God]," is not evil in purpose if it is God's method of operation, but it is evil in its condition (i.e. the suffering of the slave).