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
“Or Chaldeans, the inhabitants of the country of which Babylon” was the capital. They were so called till the time of the “Captivity (2 Kings 25; Isa. 13:19; 23:13), when, particularly in” “the Book of Daniel (5:30; 9:1), the name began to be used with” special reference to a class of learned men ranked with the magicians and astronomers. These men cultivated the ancient “Cushite language of the original inhabitants of the land, for” “they had a “learning” and a “tongue” (1:4) of their own. The” common language of the country at that time had become “assimilated to the Semitic dialect, especially through the” “influence of the Assyrians, and was the language that was used” “for all civil purposes. The Chaldeans were the learned class,” “interesting themselves in science and religion, which consisted,” “like that of the ancient Arabians and Syrians, in the worship of” the heavenly bodies. There are representations of this priestly “class, of magi and diviners, on the walls of the Assyrian” palaces.
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