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
“The cognomen of the first Roman emperor, C. Julius Caesar” “Octavianus, during whose reign Christ was born (Luke 2:1). His” “decree that “all the world should be taxed” was the divinely” “ordered occasion of Jesus’ being born, according to prophecy” “(Micah 5:2), in Bethlehem. This name being simply a title” “meaning “majesty” or “venerable,” first given to him by the” “senate (B.C. 27), was borne by succeeding emperors. Before his” death (A.D. 14) he associated Tiberius with him in the empire “(Luke 3:1), by whom he was succeeded.”
“(Acts 27:1.: literally, of Sebaste, the Greek form of Augusta,” the name given to Caesarea in honour of Augustus Caesar). “Probably this “band” or cohort consisted of Samaritan soldiers” belonging to Caesarea.
Definition of Augustus: “increased, augmented”
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