Romans 6:12-23 In the old days, before free agency existed for professional athletes, a player would sign a contract with a team, and then would be bound to that team and its owners. Sometimes the owners traded them to another team, but the player really had no say in it. Their only real choices were to sign a contract to play or to retire. There was no shopping around and looking for a better position. You might not call it slavery, as even then, professional athletes were well paid. But it was a form of slavery in the sense that the apostle Paul describes slavery in his letter to the first century Roman Christians, which is the condition of a person being controlled by someone else (or perhaps something or some system).
Paul lived in a time when possibly about 1/3 of the population was enslaved. Continue reading “Whom do you serve?”