It takes an extra special, super-delusion reality filter to get "followers" from "slaves."
Well the word used in KJV was 'servant' and if you actually read it in context, he was clearly talking about those who serve him.
And you claim to have studied the book in college?
New American Standard. The KJV is arguably the shittiest of all the translations of those myths. Scholars agree that the NASB is a much more exacting, literal translation. http://lwelliott.com/Documents/Translations_Summary.pdf
Servants don't have masters. Slaves do. Servants have bosses.
Yes, I studied it in university and learned that a great deal of what the preachers in the pulpits had been saying was bullshit. Maybe you might consider availing yourself of the works of theologians instead of preachers.
Regardless of whether it was servants or slaves, it's advocating beating the **** out of them, and as for his followers/preachers, it's a hellfire and damnation threat, anyway. Exacting obedience, professions of faith and love under extreme psychological duress. Ever heard of the Stockholm syndrome?
Elsewhere in Luke...
49 “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed! 51 Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. 52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
But, of course, being stricken with Stockholm syndrome, you'll say that you/we deserve it.