Actually, it DOES say that in the bible.
---> Says what...exactly? I looked up 'heresy', which was a common term for that time, and found only one instance of it in Acts 24:14 (in context Acts 24:12-15).
The church saw this as heresy and thus, punished them with death.
---> Which is what M5M5 said, MAN interpreted.
Interestingly enough, slavery is rewarded and okey dokey in the bible.
---> Was it 'okey dokey'? Or is it MAN'S interpretation? As an example...in the original KJ version, the word 'slave' is only used twice, but in the NKJ version, the word pops up 65 times. So I grabbed the second instance of the word (since the first was about Joseph) and it says:
Genesis 43:18 - Now the men were afraid because they were brought into Joseph’s house; and they said, “It is because of the money, which was returned in our sacks the first time, that we are brought in, so that he may make a case against us and seize us, to take us as slaves with our donkeys.”
---> Here is the original translation:
And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.
---> Bondmen, NOT slaves...there is a difference.
---> Here is another one:
(KJV) Exodus 21:7 - “And if a man sells his daughter to be a female slave, she shall not go out as the male slaves do.
(NKJV)And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do.
---> A 'maid/menservant' is NOT a 'slave'. And yes, I see the word 'sell', but it wasn't about selling people, it was about selling services. Bondsmen later became to be called 'indentured servants'. Today, we call them 'employees'.
---> And yet another example:
(NKJV)Leviticus 25:44 - And as for your male and female slaves whom you may have—from the nations that are around you, from them you may buy male and female slaves.
(KJV)Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids.
If you air your dirty linen in public, expect people to comment on the skid marks!