The Bible records the words "servant," "service," or "serve" in various forms over 1,100 times. Most of these have the same meaning as "slave." This is because people are either servants of God or servants of other human beings.
Both servant and slave have the same two characteristics: work and obedience.
The Bible contains several references to slavery, which was a common practice during the Old Testament period. The Bible stipulates the treatment of bondservants. There are also references to slavery in the New Testament.
A servant or slave is one who is bound to his or her master. Slavery should still exist in that we should be bound to Jesus in every way.
A servant or slave is one who follows orders and does everything his master tells him or her to do. Slavery should still exist because we should obey every commandment of Jesus Christ.
A master has full claim over his slave, and the slave has full commitment to his master. We are slaves when Jesus has full claim over our lives and we are fully committed to Jesus Christ, our master.
Throughout his epistles, Paul calls himself a slave because it was his title of honor. He says:
Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God... (Romans 1:1)
Paul could have called himself many things, but at the beginning of most of his books, he identified himself as a slave, a servant or a bondservant of Jesus Christ (Romans 1:1; I Corinthians 7:22; Philippians 1:1; Titus 1:1).
In that sense, don't you agree that slavery should still exist?
Are you a slave, a servant, or a bondservant of Jesus Christ?