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Phoebe - Paul's Messenger to the Church at Rome
Phoebe - Paul's Messenger to the Church at Rome Author:Gloria Howe Bremkamp Nero was emperor and resentment of Christians was once again running high in Rome. Prison, torture and even death awaited those who called on the name of the One True God. — The apostle Paul desperately needed his letter to be delivered to the believers in Rome. Unable to make the journey himself, he asked for a volunteer to go on his behalf. — On... more »e believer stepped forward - a woman named Phoebe.
Paul was hesitant. It was unsafe for a woman to travel, and the trip would be long and arduous.
Phoebe acknowledged the risk, but reminded Paul that the wisdom and reassurance expressed in his letter was needed now more than ever by the brethren in Rome. She would go.