Philemon
Introduction

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Absurdities
Injustice
Interpretation
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Injustice in Philemon

  1. Paul returns the runaway slave, Onesimus, to his "rightful owner", Philemon. This was, of course, a great opportunity for Paul (and God) to condemn slavery -- if he (and God) had anything against it, that is. But he doesn't. Instead he returns the slave to his owner without a word against the institution of slavery. 1:12