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
“This Hebrew word means firm, and hence also faithful (Rev.” “3:14). In Isa. 65:16, the Authorized Version has “the God of” “truth,” which in Hebrew is “the God of Amen.” It is frequently” “used by our Saviour to give emphasis to his words, where it is” “translated “verily.” Sometimes, only, however, in John’s Gospel,” “it is repeated, “Verily, verily.” It is used as an epithet of” the Lord Jesus Christ (Rev. 3:14). “It is found singly and sometimes doubly at the end of prayers “(Ps. 41:13; 72:19; 89:52), to confirm the words and invoke the” fulfilment of them. It is used in token of being bound by an oath (Num. 5:22; Deut. 27:15-26; Neh. 5:13; 8:6; 1 Chr. 16:36). In the primitive churches it was common for the general audience “to say “Amen” at the close of the prayer (1 Cor. 14:16).” “The promises of God are Amen; i.e., they are all true and sure (2 Cor. 1:20).
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