Please note the word fear.<quoted text>
Was it not you that debated with me for two days over my assertion that God had a mandate for slavery?
Even after looking right at the mandate I pulled straight from scripture, you denied it.
So, what I am asking is....
Did God mandate slavery... or not?
I will leave you with one line to help your process...
"Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ."
This wasn't a you work for me and shelter and health care relationship. It was slavery.
You... are referring to the part where he lays out indentured servitude for countrymen ONLY. A charitable enterprise for the less than fortunate chosen.