Reading Muscat Daily this morning, I noticed this “Today in History” section which reports that on August 28th, 1833, Britain banned slavery throughout its empire. It got me thinking about slavery and modern slavery which is alive and doing well. Click here to see the “Abolition of Slavery Timeline” on Wikipedia. Interesting to note that Oman was the 2nd last country on the list to abolish slavery (in 1970) only behind Mauritania which abolished slavery as late as 1981!
If you think that slavery is a thing of the past, you best watch this TED talks presentation by photographer, Lisa Kristine:
If you’re one of those folks that thinks that our world is getting better and better, morally and ethically, it’s time to get your head out of the sand. This world is headed to hell in a handbasket and the time is ripe for the judgment of God. If God does not judge this world and this generation in particular, He will most definitely need to offer a formal apology to Sodom and Gommorah.