Well, as with any verse in the Bible, a sola scripturist can look and see whatever they desire.<quoted text>show me where Paul is praying for a dead man in these verses.
The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:
17 But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me.
18 The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.
<< Paul's reference to Onesiphorus is sometimes cited by Catholics as an early example of prayer for the dead, while some Protestants opposing this practice reject such an interpretation.
as well we should, unless Paul made the statement that his friend was deceased, a Christian would not add anything to his words,
even tho a catholic will.
The Holy Spirit guides the born agains to truth you say? lol. I don't think so. I read the nightly conversations amongst you all. You can't agree on half the theology, yet you masquerade as being in the same fold?
Onesiphorus is dead. Paul speaks of him as if he's giving his eulogy at his funeral. Past tense.
You have no business telling me any different. I read it and that's what I see.
fyi, it matters not if protestants oppose that verse. Obviously they need to. in fact, they need to oppose LOTS of verses, so they do. I also am aware that some Protestants agree with me that Paul prayed for a deceased man. Now what? Who's to decide?