Why is God such a huge proponent of slavery in the Bible? Look up these Bible verses: - Exodus 21:20-21 – God says that it is OK to own slaves, and it is also OK to beat them. - Colossians 3:22-24 – Slaves need to obey their masters. - Ephesians 6:5 – Slaves need to obey their masters just as they would obey Christ. - 1 Peter 2:18 – Slaves need to obey their masters, even if their masters are harsh . Is it still okay to own a slave? I am not asking legally but Biblically.