Jesus was a great guy, right? As you already know from reading this blog, the answer is a definite no and Luke 12:47 provides more evidence Jesus was not a nice, caring guy.
“The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows.” – Luke 12:47-48
First of all, let’s make it clear what ‘servant’ means. A servant in the Bible is not a servant as we define a servant today. A servant in the Bible is a slave. Jesus is telling us that it is okay to beat your slave as a punishment! Not only that, the slave who does something he does not know is wrong is still punished by a beating. Granted, Jesus makes it clear this slave in the second scenario should not be beaten as badly, but it’s still a beating! Wow Jesus, you’re such a great guy!
The other thing to point out here is that Jesus condones slavery. Sorry, but you can’t be a nice, moral guy if you condone slavery and then say it’s okay and expected to beat your slave.