Epistle to Philemon

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  • Letter To Philemon: Historic-Cultural Critism Of The Scripture

    Pauline Studies & New Perspective - Philemon The letter to Philemon is the shortest of the writing of Paul. It deals with the practice of slavery in suggestive form, he was in prison at the time of this letter. In writing this paper is it has caused me to thinks in “historic-cultural critism” of the Scripture. I will present a contrast of Onesimus’s Life with the history of the Island of Puerto Rico both of them under an oppressive control and indeterminate destiny. During the time of Paul's ministry in Ephesus. Philemon had probably traveled to the city, and had heard the preaching of Paul where he became a Christian. Later on Philemon had a “church” at his home and he owned a slave called Onesimus. Onesimus, ran away from his master and headed to Rome. We assume Onesimus was still owned by Philemon, and Paul wrote this letter persuading Philemon to soften his heart in order for Onesimus to return to his master. where Paul testified, Onesimus became a Christian (Philemon 1:10). Paul wanted Philemon to accept Onesimus as a brother in Christ, and not merely as a slave but to come back to Philemon in order to help spread the gospel. Reading this letter, we can see the different perspective of slavery, race…

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  • Was Christianity Condoned Or Banned Slavery?

    scripture that will be analyzed is the book of Philemon chapter one. The book was written by the apostle Paul while he was in prison around sixty A.D. According to Paul, Philemon was a Christian and slave holder. Philemon’s slave Onesimus had run away after robbing him to seek Apostle Paul but only to find that Paul was imprisoned. Paul writes to Philemon seeking that Onesimus is freed and accepted as a Christian by Philemon. Paul began the letter stating that he is in prison not by any wrong…

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  • Summary Of Task 17 Epistle Study Philemon

    Task 17 Epistle Study- Philemon Background Author: (personality, the region he was from, family background) Paul, Originally named Saul, Paul was born in the city of Tarsus to an Israelite family in the tribe of Benjamin. Tarsus was known for it’s high learning and philosophy. He was brought up in Jerusalem and trained as a Pharisee at the feet of Gamaliel, the most famous leading Jewish scholar at that time. Paul was trained as a ‘tent-maker’ and knew Aramaic and Greek He became a believer…

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  • Greek Alpha Letter

    Other than representing the Greek alphabet, the letters, alpha, beta, gamma, and along with the others, have many other meanings. Below are the Greek letters and their many meanings. Alpha: Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet (Α, α). In both zoology and sociology, alpha describes of the lead of the group. In astrology, alpha is the first and brightest star in a constellation. In chemistry, it is one of two or more isomeric compounds. Beta: Beta is the second letter of the Greek…

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  • Reflection Of An Outsider Biography

    The majority of this year was spent on improving our writing for the first three targets, though the fourth is still relevant and important in crafting polished essay. As the year progressed, I began to see myself more easily spotting errors of syntax, spelling, and other cosmetic details. To demonstrate my ability to revise based on the feedback of others and my own opinions, I chose to revisit my Insider/Outsider Biography, paper 1.1. Coming back to this piece after several months, I…

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  • The Apostasy Of Jude's Epistle (65 AD)

    Jude is known as the brother of James and the half brother of Jesus. It is said that Jude was written in 65 AD. Jude was writing to those who were teaching false; teaching in the Church and Jude warns those who turn away from Christ yet those who seek to know God are example of apostasy. The epistle of Jude was written to help the Christians to follow after the true and living God. Thus, not to be deceive by lies, to live a life of sin and still claim to be a follower of God is a sin. Jude…

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  • Romans As A Proclamation Of Peace With God Analysis

    Haacker breaks down the chapter using a variety of subheadings to discuss the major theological concerns. Though there are many subheadings, the reader is not lost due to the organization of the four major headings: 1) Romans as a proclamation of peace with God and on earth. Haacker explores how peace is a distinctive idea in Romans. Haacker points out that Romans contains four proclamations of peace: peace with God, peace between Jews and Gentiles, between Christians and the surrounding world,…

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  • Paul's Argument Analysis

    In several of Paul’s letters, he begins with a description of himself that lends to his primary argument. For example, in Romans 1:1, Paul calls himself, “Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for God.” And in Galatians 1:1, he calls himself, “Paul, an apostle—sent neither by human commission nor from human authorities but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead.” For other examples, see Philemon 1:1 and Philippians 1:1. Although my…

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  • Book Of Ephesians Analysis

    The historical background of the Book of Ephesians plays an important reality of what the author is intending in the writings. The Book of Ephesians is about the letters of Paul and how he overcame hardship by being faithful to God and following His commands. The author’s circumstances he went through, his relationship with God, the audience, and what his letters represented are the main elements that make up why these letters were so impactful. Paul went through a lot of pain and agony but God…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Roman Road

    There are many different views on whether the biblical book of Romans accurately displays an accurate display of the gospel through the use of the “Roman Road” dialog. The Roman Road utilizes specific scriptures throughout the book and lays the foundation for the non-believer to get a glimpse of our sin and God’s grace and forgiveness. The method starts by declaring humans are sinful people, Romans 3:10 “as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;” Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and…

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