Paul wished to retain Onesimus with him but did not do so because
Onesimus was unwilling to stay with him
he was afraid of Philemon's reaction
he did not like such a favour to be imposed on Philemon
Onesimus would soon be released from jail
James recommends the anointing oil of the elders because such anointing
prepares the sick for his last Journey.
makes the sick holy and righteous.
promotes physical recovery.
ensure forgiveness to the sick.
Paul was so confident in his Epistle to philemon that the latter would grant his major request because
phi lemon was a roman citizen like Paul.
Onesimus had agreed to return to his master.
they were from the same town.
they were partners in the faith in Christ.
philemon had expected such a request.
The central theme of Paul's letter to philemon is
the liberty of the Christian under the law
concern for the welfare of slaves.
the emancipation of slaves.
the forgiveness of one another's sins.