How Paul Worked to Overcome Slavery
The historic and contemporary reality of slavery is never far away fromhow we think about the Bible. Instead of a frontal attack on theculturally pervasive institution of slavery in his day, Paul tookanother approach, for example, in his letter to Philemon.
Onesimus was a slave. His master Philemon was a Christian. Onesimus had evidently run away from Colossae (Colossians 4:9)to Rome where Paul, in prison, had led him to faith in Jesus. Now hewas sending Onesimus back to... Continue Reading