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by Wayne Blank
"So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus and Erastus"
There were times that The Lord empowered Paul with great miraculous power, as a witness of the power of the only true God. Such displays produced much fruit. Erastus was at that time both a convert and an associate of Paul.
"And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them" (Acts 19:11-12 KJV)
"Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick. Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren."
The reference to "Erastus abode at Corinth" in the verses above may be referring to the same Erastus of Corinth who was the chamberlain of the city. Either way, Erastus was a prominent Christian, or were two prominent Christians, of that time.
"And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you."
Fact Finder: How and when will "the God of peace" (as quoted in the verses above) bring peace to the world?