They were either DECEIVED fools or CORRUPT men. Nowhere in the NT does it promote the enslavement of people.<quoted text>Believe whatever you like. The FACT of the matter is that for centuries Christians saw no problem at all with slavery and referred to Phileomon as justification.
Do you have a better explanation for it?
Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is LIBERTY. Even in your passage LIBERTY is there. "thou shouldest receive him for ever;
16 Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved"
Was Jesus' disciples His SLAVES?
"Henceforth I call you not servants/DOULOS(or the same word that your translation calls SLAVE); for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you"