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
“House of security or rest, a city which belonged to Manasseh (1” “Chr. 7:29), on the west of Jordan. The bodies of Saul and his” sons were fastened to its walls. In Solomon’s time it gave its name to a district (1 Kings 4:12). The name is found in an “abridged form, Bethshan, in 1 Sam. 31:10, 12 and 2 Sam. 21:12.” “It is on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus, about 5 miles from” “the Jordan, and 14 from the south end of the Lake of Gennesaret.” “After the Captivity it was called Scythopolis, i.e., “the city” “of the Scythians,” who about B.C. 640 came down from the steppes” of Southern Russia and settled in different places in Syria. It is now called Beisan.
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