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
“(1.) Herod Antipas, a son of Herod the Great by his Samaritan” wife Malthace. He was tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea during the whole period of our Lord’s life on earth (Luke 23:7). He was a “frivolous and vain prince, and was chargeable with many infamous” “crimes (Mark 8:15; Luke 3:19; 13:31, 32). He beheaded John the” “Baptist (Matt. 14:1-12) at the instigation of Herodias, the wife” “of his half-brother Herod-Philip, whom he had married. Pilate” sent Christ to him when he was at Jerusalem at the Passover “(Luke 23:7). He asked some idle questions of him, and after” “causing him to be mocked, sent him back again to Pilate. The” “wife of Chuza, his house-steward, was one of our Lord’s” disciples (Luke 8:3). “(2.) A “faithful martyr” (Rev. 2:13), of whom nothing more is certainly known.
Definition of Antipas: “for all, or against all”
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