God’s word was written FOR us but not TO us.
Old Testament laws and New Testament writings have very different purposes.
The Old Testament commands were given by God to be the law of the land.
New Testament writings were instructions to people living under someone else’s law.
Ephesians 6: 5-9
1 Peter 2:18-20
1 Peter 2:21-23
Click Here for Link to article on slavery in the bible by Doug Becker, Pastor of Theology at Emergence Church (New Jersey)