In 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, Paul addressed the issue of sexual immorality. And he concluded his argument by telling the Corinthian church, “You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” What is it that Paul was referring to when he says we were bought with a price? This article will look to provide an answer to that question.
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The Slave Market
Slavery was an integrated part of the Greco-Roman world of the first century. Slaves were used in almost every aspect of life, apart from public office. They were considered property and were bought and sold in the slave markets.
This institution of slavery is mostly foreign to us today. And we tend to think of it as a barbaric and inhuman practice. And indeed, it was degrading to those who found themselves as slaves. But it is important for us, as we read and study the Bible, to understand that it was a part of the culture of that day. And the…