Don't send an escaped slave back to his master

Bill Henness


Paul claimed to always be free from offending God, men or the Law.
"And paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brothren, I have lived in allgood conscience before God until this day." (Acts 23:1)
"And in this do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men." (24:16)

Paul was very familiar with the laws of God, so, he, without any doubt, knew this one.
"Thou shalt NOT deliver unto his master the servant who is escaped from his master unto thee." (Deut. 23:15)
However, Paul, who was well acquainted with the law, did the exact opposite. He wrote to the slave's master:
"Whom I have sent again; thou, therefore, receive him, that is, mine own heart." (Phil. 12)
There was a servant named Onesimus, who ran away from his master, Philemon. He and Paul met and Paul sent him back to his master, contrary to what the law of God said. How could Paul say his conscience was ALWAYS clean, unless he was a pretender and a fake?


Bill Henness


Brian Worley     November 6, 2009     All rights reserved!


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