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In Colossians 4:7-17, Paul mentions more people by name in Colossians than in any other epistle except in Romans 16:1-23. If any should wonder as to the inclusions of these personal references in a divinely inspired document intended for us by the Holy Spirit in all churches of all the centuries, the intent may be to assure us that God is interested in individual believers as well as in the church as a whole. All believers have their individual names written in the Lamb's "book of life" in heaven (Revelation 20:15). As a token and surety of this, some of these names have also been written in His book on earth. See Acts 19:29: 20:4: 27:2: Philemon 24.
KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8