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
“Stronghold, a Philistine city (Josh. 15:47), about midway” “between Gaza and Joppa, and 3 miles from the Mediterranean. It” was one of the chief seats of the worship of Dagon (1 Sam. 5:5). “It belonged to the tribe of Judah (Josh. 15:47), but it never” “came into their actual possession. It was an important city, as” “it stood on the highroad from Egypt to Palestine, and hence was” “strongly fortified (2 Chr. 26:6; Isa. 20:1). Uzziah took it, but” fifty years after his death it was taken by the Assyrians (B.C. “758). According to Sargon’s record, it was captured by him in” “B.C. 711. The only reference to it in the New Testament, where” “it is called Azotus, is in the account of Philip’s return from” Gaza (Acts 8:40). It is now called Eshdud.
Definition of Ashdod: “effusion; inclination; theft”
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