I have run across some people who are persistent in their attempts to discredit the Bible because allows for slavery in the NT and even establishes it in the OT. So what are your thoughts? Is slavery evil and sinful? If so, why does God allow it in the NT and even among the Jews in the OT while maybe even justifying it over non-Jews in the OT? If it is not evil and the modern notion is wrong then how can that be explained? I am less concerned about the NT than OT. The NT acknowledges it without necessarily affirming it. It clearly establishes a love, respect, and brotherhood that mitigates against owning other people or being cruel to them when applied consistently. The OT is problematic though. It says that non-Jews can be made slaves and gives them few if any rights.