Onesimus Needed Someone To Pay His Debt It seems likely that Onesimus had stolen from Philemon to fund his journey to Rome (1:18). At least, he had stolen himself. Onesimus had no way to pay the debt he owed to Philemon Paul was willing to put Onesimus’ debt on his account. He was willing to […]
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Onesimus Needed Someone To Intercede On His Behalf Roman law allowed for a freeman to intercede on behalf of a slave. While a fugitive in Rome, Onesimus met Paul and was converted by him (Phile. 10). It is possible that Paul had also converted Philemon (Phile. 19). Since Paul knew Philemon, he could intercede on […]
Introductory Remarks The Apostle Paul has gone all the way to this part of the letter before he writes about the runaway slave, Onesimus (v. 10). One can imagine what Philemon and family and the church that met in his house thought when they heard that word. What kind of emotions would be going through […]