Philemon: The Letter, God, Christ and Mankind

God, Christ and Mankind Earlier in this series, I made the statement that Christ is our advocate and God is our judge. There is some truth to this, but I fear it leaves the wrong impression. Yes, Christ is our advocate, acting as our defense attorney, but the concept of God being the harsh andContinue reading “Philemon: The Letter, God, Christ and Mankind”

Philemon: The Letter, The Appeal part II

The Appeal part II Paul continues his appeal to Philemon on behalf of Onesimus, which I must point out whose name means “Useful.” Philemon verses 10-18. “I beseech three for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and toContinue reading “Philemon: The Letter, The Appeal part II”

Philemon: The letter, The Appeal part 1

The Appeal part I We briefly looked at the parable of the Prodigal Son and how the son wished to return to his father, not as a son, for he felt unworthy to be considered a son, but desired only to return as a servant (see Luke 15:11-32). We are not told why Onesimus decidedContinue reading “Philemon: The letter, The Appeal part 1”