“Servitude. A term which indicates the subjection of one person to another person, or of a person to a thing, or of a thing to a person, or of a thing to a thing.”
Involuntary servitude is illegal in the United States but voluntary servitude is very legal and common in the world today. When you waive a right to a portion of your labor to obtain benefits at the expense of your neighbor you and the generations to come have entered a social contract. If you continue to apply for or obtain those benefits by borrowing against the future generation you the next generations and un-volunteering is not usually permitted nor should it be.
“Whatever day makes man a slave, takes half his worth away.” —Homer, Odyssey.
What is the difference between being employed and being enslaved?
What is the difference slavery and servitude?
You might think they are different at first glance.
While involuntary servitude is forbidden in the constitution voluntary servitude would be legal by contract.
People have returned to that bondage because of their Covetous Practices of desiring benefits at the hands of men who call themselves Benefactors but actually just exercise authority one over the other to take from some and give to others. The people thought they would be free but have become human resources. Because of what they thought was for their welfare they have been snared.
"While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage...But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire." (2 Peter 2:19, 22)
The Modern Christian does not know how the solution is found in the message of Christ and Moses as well as the prophets of the past because of the Sophistry of modern religion. if we are willing to repent and hear the truth and act righteously upon the truth and Seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness there is hope.
Your labor is the source from which wages are derived. Your labor is an expenditure of yourself. Your labor is the primary means of production and the first capital.
“Labour was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.” —Adam Smith (1723-1790)
“Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this [is] the gift of God.” (Ec 5:19)
If you waive a right to a portion of your labor to obtain benefits or security from a single ruler or a collective you become a person, a voluntary servant, a thing to be traded.
“Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself a slave to it.” —Ben Franklin
Join the Network and start attending to the Weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith which include caring for the needs of our neighbors and the widows and orphans of our society through Pure Religion in matters of health, education, and welfare. We are NOT to do so by the Covetous Practices of modern governments.
The Way of Christ was like neither the way of the world nor the governments of the gentiles who depend on benefactors who exercise authority. Christ's ministers and true Christians do not depend upon systems of social welfare that force the contributions of the people like the corban of the Pharisees which made the word of God to none effect. Many people have been deceived to go the way of Balaam and the Nicolaitan and out of The Way of Christ.
The Christian conflict of the first century Church appointed by Christ was because they would not apply to the fathers of the earth for benefits but instead relied upon a voluntary network providing a daily ministration to the needy of society through Faith, Hope, and Charity by way of freewill offerings of the people, for the people, and by the people through the perfect law of liberty in Free Assemblies according to the ancient pattern of Tuns or Tens.
"Follow me!" —Jesus the Christ.
- One of the most important things to do is to become involved in a network of Charitable Practices. Everyone should want to join a Living Network of Love and Charity.
- If you think you have a calling to be a Minister of God or you might want to dedicate your life to Christ as an Ordained Minister of His Holy Church, contact us to start the process of discipleship and become the benefactors who exercise only love, NOT authority.
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== Footnotes ==
- Bouvier’s Law Dictionary 8th, 1859
- Matthew 20:25-26 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
Mark 10:42-43 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
Luke 22:25-26 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.