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Religion Essay 2

Religion Essay 2 - Danny Olmeda The Epistle to Philemon is...

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Danny Olmeda The Epistle to Philemon is one of Paul’s many writings to be contributed to the New Testament. The letter to Philemon is a short passage in the New Testament, in fact shorter than a 1000 word essay, which can be easily overlooked. It is a letter from Paul, while Paul was in prison, to Philemon discussing the repercussions of an interesting situation between Philemon and his slave, Onesimus. The letter to Philemon Begins with Paul’s introduction of himself and Timothy to Philemon, Apphia, and Archippus. Paul’s letters were written to churches in response to issues or questions that have risen in the church that Paul has raised. This letter is not an exception, Paul is writing to Philemon about an issue that Philemon’s slave, Onesimus, has. Onesimus, whose name Means “useful”, is Philemon’s slave, but Onesimus has run away from Philemon for an unknown reason, it could have been for freedom or maybe Onesimus stole something. Though the latter is more than likely the case due to the fact that in those days run away slaves were supposed to be returned immediately to their owners. Onesimus somehow comes into contact with Paul while he was on his illicit journey and through Paul’s ministries, which is not described in the letter of Philemon, Onesimus is converted to Christianity. This meeting is argued to have occurred in
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