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EPAPHRODITUS -…His name means “charming.” And what a charming winsome person he was. Paul uses four words to describe him, “brother, companion, fellow-soldier, and messenger.” The Greek word “brother,” means literally, “from the same womb.” It speaks of a common origin. A common origin speaks of a common level. The great apostle puts himself on a common level with this humble brother in Christ who was the Philippians’ messenger to Paul. Thus it is that Christianity levels off artificial earthly distinctions and places all, rich and poor, nobility and peasantry, wise and unlearned, on the same level, yes, but on what level? It ...

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