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  • Teri
    the comments on this book are really humorous! i love this book, and it gives me insight on how to admonish someone to do the right thing in the Lord, not always received by christians. It shows the maturity of Paul and how we should try to encourage one another.
  • Donnie
    all of you do realize that none of the Historical things really have any value to us, accept to substantiate the facts that what did occur actually occurred... Other than that GOD is using HIS Son Jesus (NOT in man form) to salvage and save many humans from this terrible place called Earth...Violence runs rampant throughout many of the third world countries, and the U.S is becoming Godless...
  • Roberttacos
    There is no clear proof that Onesimus was a slave. Paul paid a debt on his behalf but that is not evidence that he indeed was a slave and was redeemed by Paul thru this payoff of a debt. The phrase "mine own bowels" could mean that Paul had an offspring.
  • Michael
    Phyllis Engebretson, The claim that Philemon, his wife, son and Onesiums were martyred is an unsubstantiated story, or "tradition," that Christian historians have disregarded because there is no evidence for it. I hope this answers your question. Blessings!
  • Cece
    I am always moved by one individual acting by faith on behalf of another.
  • A disciple
    Phyllis; The Father knows every name of every single one of His children whose souls are under the Golden Altar before His Throne. "Why we are afraid." It is an important part of Church History that we should really know, and describes a fulfillment of the Prophecy John wrote to us; and is one of the seven heads of the dragon.
  • Phyllis Engebretson
    I have a question. Was Philemon, along with his wife, son, and Onesimus martyred by Androcles, governor in days of Nero?
  • Eutychus
    Songs have been written, and sermons preached on, "The life you live, is your testimony to the world." And that sentiment is expressed perfectly in verse 6, "That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus." When the world around us, speaks of our holiness, Jesus, faith, grace and love are being communicated.
  • Jellyfish58
    Paul is always going for the greater good,
  • Jellyfish58
    I think it is interesting the boldness of Paul. vs 19: "I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides." On one hand he is saying he will repay Onesimus debt, yet he reminds Philemon, you owe me.
  • Ray321
    Genesis 6 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. . Gal 5:17
  • A disciple
    Hi Denise; the words Paul uses are spiritual; like when he told the Corinthians, "I have begotten you..." He was NOT speaking carnally, but spiritually; just as the Apostles and Saints from earlier times are called The Church Fathers. The human is but the vessel through which the Spirit does the thing in spirit. Look at 1 Peter 1:3. The term "Born Again" is more accurately - "Born From Above."
  • Ray321
    123, Philemon was the saved master of Onesimus. When Apostle Paul was in prison, he met Onesimus the slave. Onesimus got right with God and became friends in the Lord with Paul. Paul told Philemon that Onesimus is one of us and that Paul will pay his bill. How beautiful is this story. Slaves and Masters were a common thing in the Bible. Praise God for freedom from satan. God bless you ........
  • Irene123
    V.2 - Apphia and Archippus were husband and wife; just as Aquila and Pricilla were.
  • Irene123
    People on here need to read more carefully, PRAY beforehand, for Jesus' wisdom it was ONESIMUS , not Philemon, that was the slave.
  • Renee Allen
    Onesimus was Philemon's slave who had run away. Philemon 1:10-14. If you're not sure of the meaning ask GOD to give you wisdom knowledge and understanding of His word! He will. We receive not because we ask not! Have a blessed day! GODS CHILD.
  • Terri
    Anne, bond does not mean from one's bowels.
  • Breeze
    I think shows a great lesson. From how I read the chapter, I think Philemon had no problem receiving his servant back. It makes me wonder if he had been praying for Onesimus to meet someone to lead him to the Lord. How wonderful that the Lord reconnected them through a mutual friend. I hope to have my own Onesimus testimony one day with a long-lost friend.
  • Joe
    Anne - What I understand is that Onesimus was a slave who belonged to Philemon and that Philemon was a believer who loved both God and the saints. At some point Onesimus ran away to Rome, heard the word of God, and became a believer. Paul calls Onesimus his son because of their common bond, Jesus Christ.
  • Anne Braun
    You all have confused me in interpreting words that Paul did not say. Paul refers to Onesimus as his son. There is no mistaking this: 10 "I beseech thee for my son Onesimus whom I have begotten in my bonds." 12 "....that is, mine own bowels." Nowhere am I reading in this chapter that Onesimus was Paul's slave, but was his SON. Acting as ones servant is entirely different. It sounds to me as if Paul begot a son while he was in bondage, this son at some point ran away, or left the fold so to speak, now he has returned a changed person and Paul is asking now that he is aged, elderly , that Onesimus be received as if he were Paul himself. How are you all interpreting the situation to be different other than what Paul said? Explain?
  • Atsu Praize for verse 6
    I acknowledge that i have ternal life in me! I john 5:13
  • Fortunate manhiri
    i think this also imply to the church of today.we need to accomodate the whole communite despite their weakness.and be patiant give them time to reform other than descrimnating
  • Kimberly Greene
    I really love this book it was very inspiring to me thank you lord for keeping my family as well as myself to god be the glory. :-
  • Marc
    GODS QUESTIONMARK ON YOU...Phalieman 1:8-22... 1Reference: whois your reference and who take responsibility for your sins, your problems, your attitudes, Jesus, said will take responsibility- That is Christ...Just as a person will use you as a reference...you have to answer some questions about that person..maybe 2 or three...most of us use or pastor and they will ask ...do they come to church?...are they there on time? ..Do they attend regularly?...Jesus is our reference for God... 2.Return..the return to Philemon as a different changeperson from slave to a person...Paul looked at the slave as a person and not a slave. 3. Reconciliation- Take him backas a brother to serve with you in Christ.....Paul wrote this in his own hand to teach about his personal pledge to the slave...to teach Philimon the rich man...2nd Corintians 5:19---21...The slave changed his life after he had run away and come back as Paul was his reference...
  • Kimberly Johnson
    I like this want more
  • Roslyn
    Thank you Jesus for your Love, Grace and Mercy for us.
  • Lance ashford benton
    I love you Jesus a lots!
  • Emmanuel
    Philemon should have know that every body have a good side as well as bad side. Instead He refuses to recognise what is inside of Onesimus by stopping treating him as a slave.Secondly God has a plan for every one inrespective of how he is. And it is God who showed mercy to both good the bad, the rich and poor alike. The love of God know no boundries.
  • Odio john
    Obviously this chapter shows the conduct character committment and conversation of a new creature in Christ as Onesimus that Paul stood for and testified for anywhere he goes That is the beauty of being a christian
  • Bon
    This book is teaching us as leader to be ready to pay any price without look where this man come from .i see Apost Paul accept the wickness of Onesmo and train him and trust tha he is good now even the place where he came from Apost P sent a latter with him to expresss the new life of onesmo


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