To Be a Christian Is to Be a Slave of Christ
The truth is, to be a Christian is to be a slave of Christ, according to an evangelical author.
That may not sit well with a lot of people, especially in America where the image of slavery is undoubtedly ugly and regrettable.
But John MacArthur suggests in his new book Slave that it’s the most accurate way of truly understanding what it means to be a Christ follower.
The image of a slave, however, has escaped many Christians today, likely because of what MacArthur argues are mistranslations of the New Testament.
The Greek word for slave is “doulos” and it appears 124 times in the original text, he said, citing Murray J. Harris’ Slave of Christ. But almost every modern English translation has substituted the term with the softer “servant.”
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