Scripture teaches that “faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone” (Jas. 2:17). The epistle of James generates much thinking and discussion regarding works and salvation. An elderly missionary said, I did not receive
We live in a culture that is deteriorating partly because of its loss of a moral standard. Since its inception, Christianity has provided a true moral standard by promoting and being committed to the biblical
The entry this week focuses on the trials and afflictions of believers. Often these times turn out to be blessings in disguise. In the very beginning of his epistle, James described his relationship to the
“A foreigner, or person born in another country, and therefore” not entitled to the rights and privileges of the country where he resides. Among the Hebrews there were two classes of aliens. “(1.) Those who were strangers generally, and who owned no landed property. “(2.) Strangers dwelling in another country without being naturalized (Lev. 22:10; Ps. 39:12). “Both of these classes were to enjoy, under certain conditions, “the same rights as other citizens (Lev. 19:33, 34; Deut. 10:19).” They might be naturalized and permitted to enter into the congregation of the Lord by submitting to circumcision and abandoning idolatry (Deut. 23:3-8). “This term is used (Eph. 2:12) to denote persons who have no interest in Christ.
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