Love is Cruel as the Grave

The love Paul is referring to is same as what Jesus taught about being merciful and kind to enemies and animals. Christendom had replaced the love for God and the love for fellow brethren in Christ with the general love of being kind and compassionate using Paul, thus rejecting the true love taught by Christ which is cruel as the grave.

Philemon – Hypocrisy of Paul

The book of Philemon is an excellent book to explore the hypocrisy of Paul where he rejects obeying the law on one hand but uses the law to establish his point on the other. We will also see how Paul settle accounts, playing good Samaritan cover up and finally telling Philemon that he owes himself to Paul, so the account is settled.