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
“A symbol of kings descended from royal ancestors (Ezek. 17:3,” “10; Dan. 11:7); of prosperity (Job 8:16); of the Messiah, a” “branch out of the root of the stem of Jesse (Isa. 11:1), the” “beautiful branch (4:2), a “righteous branch” (Jer. 23:5), “the” “Branch” (Zech. 3:8; 6:12).” “Disciples are branches of the true vine (John 15:5, 6). “The “branch of the terrible ones” (Isa. 25:5) is rightly translated” “in the Revised Version “the song of the terrible ones,” i.e.,” the song of victory shall be brought low by the destruction of Babylon and the return of the Jews from captivity. “The “abominable branch” is a tree on which a malefactor has been “hanged (Isa. 14:19). The “highest branch” in Ezek. 17:3″ represents Jehoiakim the king.
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