Monday, April 08, 2013

More questions from Philemon

I have been considering how it might be that scripture pushes certain questions towards us as much as gives the answers to our questions. Today, some more verses from Philemon (2&3)

...to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow-soldier, and to the church in your house: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

The questions:

1. Is the letter as much to Apphia as it is to Philemon?
2. What is meant by a "fellow-soldier" and what is not meant?
3. How much grace can be conferred in a letter?
4. Do the Father and the Son bring peace through each other?

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