James Chapter 1 Discussion



 
  • Shaarei - in Reply on James 1
    No mention at all in wesleys notes of the sundial,

    And "ALL" is not written in THE WORD OF GOD !

    Father of LIGHTS! The light that LIGHTETH every man...

    This is not ALL LIGHTS.

    interpretation in self is always selfish.

    And there is no private interpretation.

    Howbeit when He, The Spirit of Truth is come, He shall guide us into all truth, for He shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak, and He will show you things to come.

    Truth be with you and bring you to His paths of righteousness , for His Glorious names sake, The a mighty and high name of CHRIST JESUS
  • Chris - in Reply on James 1
    Hello Shaarei. You're referring to James 1:17 & also to Wesley's notes to it. Wesley does agree to, "Father of Lights". But in his explanation further, he states, 'Father of ALL light', which applies to "the material or spiritual, in the kingdom of grace & glory". I can accept that God's Light is so great & all-consuming, that nothing, whether of matter or spirit, can escape its reach & penetration.

    "with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning". God can never change or can have anyone change Him; nor can He cast a shadow (as one's shadow would fall to a surface & move according to the sun's position), because God doesn't move from Who He is & what He does. That is my understanding & Wesley states, "In God is nothing of this kind", meaning, though He is Light & the Creator of all the light we see in the heavens, the effect of that light in the heavens that impacts our lives to some degree, has no impact on God, even if God should stand under its glow. I don't see that Wesley has said anything contradictory - given that no one person would fully agree with another on some of these interpretations & the thoughts & expressions also affect what we read.
  • GiGi - in Reply on James 1:6
    yes, Kevin, we do
  • KEVIN on James 1:6
    THE KING JAMES Bible end all scripture is inspired by god we must live with that in our hearts .
  • Jerry - in Reply on James 1
    I believe that the word of God was written down by men Slade in the spirit so in order to interpret the word you have to be slayed in the spirit so Bible study is important and bible study being said by spirit filled man teaching
  • James on James 1
    James 1.5

    If any of you lack wisdom , let him ask of God

    Notice it did not say ask another person !

    Proverbs says wisdom is the principle thing .

    It's also said that only the wise can learn .

    So I encourage anyone to ask God through Jesus name to grant you wisdom to understand his word and ways .

    If you miss this you will be subject to men and the many so called that are deceived.

    But ask in faith , God is faithful , you will be surprised to find many things are not so as you heard .

    But the truth will set you free !
  • Danielle Brown on James 1
    God is good all the time God is good
  • Leland Kendrick md - in Reply on James 1
    The spirit of the lord went over Mary

    And caused Mary a virgin to conceive

    And he was to be called Jesus

    Jesus came thru the tribe of Judah

    The order of Melchizedek

    Who was Melchizedek

    He had no father or mother and was a king and a priest and Abraham even tithed to him

    He had no beginning or end

    The only one who fits that description is Jesus

    Just my thought

    But the Holy Spirit caused Mary to conceive

    God the father did the son and god the holy spiritual are one and the same

    Jesus refers to god the father

    So possible that Jesus did not share and genes with Mary and definitely not Joseph

    How could Mary give birth to a son if all women have xx genes and men xy genes

    The male determines sex of the child

    If he gives x gene it's a girl

    If he gives y gene it's a boy

    So how could Mary give birth to a boy

    Both Mary and Joseph were of the tribe Judah

    Am I questioning god

    No

    I am a Christian

    Mary was very special

    Yes she was a virgin

    Yes she gave birth to Jesus

    Jesus came to earth as gif in the body of a human

    Fully god and fully man

    And came from heaven so he knew heaven like none other

    John 1 and verse 1

    I'm in beginning was the word the word was with god and the word was god

    I use only King James Version of Bible

    Other versions change words and words change meaning

    So Jesus Is god

    Only after birth of Jesus did Mary and

    Joseph have children

    So in one way that makes them half brothers

    But again maybe they did not share any genes

    Remember I am just thinking

    My ignorance is much greater than my knowledge

    I believe the king James of Bible is inerrant

    Please just take my words with a grain of salt

    Jesus was the only perfect one to walk the face of the earth

    Sacrificed himself for our sins

    The truth remains simple

    Jesus sacrificed himself

    For our sins

    We are all sinners and in need of salvation

    We all must know that

    Ask Jesus/god

    For forgiveness and repent of our sins

    Ask for that free gift if salvation

    He will and doeS
  • Jesse - in Reply on James 1
    Hi Diane,

    I've been away for a while so I'm not sure if you're responding to someone or you are asking this question for yourself? Either way, what leads me to believe that James is the half-brother of Jesus is that after Jesus was born, Mary and Joseph had other children. We know that Jesus had four half-brothers, James, Joses, Simon, and Judas (Jude), and at least two half-sisters.

    Paul says in Galatians 1:19, "But other of the apostles I didn't see, except for James the Lord's brother." This would be the Lord's half-brother, also the author of the book of James. What would make James the Lord's half-brother is that they shared the same mother, but different fathers.
  • Diane on James 1
    How do you know that James is the half brother of Jesus. What makes them half brothers.?
  • CLARENCE FRANKLIN CARUTH on James 1
    what does a seraphim look like
  • Crossroman - in Reply on James 1
    Thanks Dianne. "Seek and ye shall find".
  • Crossroman - in Reply on James 1
    James 1:14 "But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust".
  • Fred - in Reply on James 1
    What is remarkable in the Judaic traditions are the example the word uses for the need of man always doing something right or wrong in comparison to the will of God! How making excuses for sin and disobedience, would somehow be justification for what He does.

    What if the Jewish tradition never existed, what if the prophets were never recorded in the old testament? Their would be know need for A PROMISE TO BE FULFILLED! As a matter of fact there would be no sin that would separate us from God! There would be no need for a law!

    The lives of the tribes have been reserved for mankind's learning. Beginning with Moses! They have recorded and saved all of it! Being delivered from slavery, with Moses as their guide. they continue on until now!

    Through all the ups and downs, the troubles, the joys , the idea that God was the reason, and that A righteous King would be born unto them, even now is what we look for! Now Christ comes along and covers all that has been said and done. Fills every jot and tittle. Crosses every t and dots every I. In fact the king was born! He was here, and they rejected Him!

    To understand the Judaic traditions would be a big help in understanding the relationship, of the law and gospel and what they mean to one another. Terms like circumcision. Born again, redemption, sanctification ,justification. The deeper man goes into his own works, believing something else, the further from the understanding of these things become!

    We justify everything we do, that is the danger in believing we are right in a certain thing. That thing is called the works of the law. Soon there will be no law. Then we will understand what it means, when it is gone! Then the word Christian may become only a vapor of the past! Then they will say ,how can these things be?
  • Dianne - in Reply on James 1
    Crossroman One of things I keep in mind is that the Church epistles were given to paul by Jesus Christ for us to understand what was received on Pentecost, why how, to whom, and operation, also the challenge daily we deal with between walking by the spirit or walking by the flesh. Everybody misses the mark so to speak that is not a license to sin or excuse the renewing the mind is a life long reality. Also sin broken fellowship is carrying out an action against against Gods Word which is different than thinking a negative thought which is just having a negative thought. There again when we walk in the perfect love of God spirit 1 Corinthians 13:5 the love of God thinketh no evil. Your correct the victory is won, one of the biggest problems in the Christian Church is not believing the Completeness of what we have been delivered from and walking in that. Our old man nature was declared dead by our deliverance from sin but again many people need instruction as to how to walk by the spirit and what to put on mentally avoid missing the mark. Not understanding is not a licence to disobey some believers just don't know. I believe sir we are on the same page. God Bless
  • Crossroman - in Reply on James 1
    Dianne hello. Romans 7 is not Paul as a Christian, but as one under law before conversion. There are many articles on the web with the correct view of this, just as there are many with the incorrect view. It is a difficult subject but if you look into it properly you can get it right. This is a very serious matter because we are either calling a Christian a wannabe law keeping sinner, or we are calling a sinner before conversion, a Christian. Either way, it is a serious reversal of the truth. The wrong way leads people to think that sinning is commonplace and to be expected and that victory is not something to be considered, and is actually calling the pre-conversion person a Christian. The right way simply exposes the power that the flesh has under law, but which power has been destroyed by Christ's sacrificial body. It is not a matter of sinning or not sinning, it is a matter of what Paul is actually saying and teaching. To get it wrong is to destroy his expose' of the relationship between law flesh and sin and leaves the believer confused as to the absolute victory that Christ won for us.
  • Dianne - in Reply on James 1
    Howard We all in your terms give in so to speak, no man except Jesus Christ ever walked perfectly by the Spirit, as Paul outlined in Romans 7:14-25 we all deal with it. On the bright side we are forgiven by God through what Jesus Christ accomplished now the challenge to walk by the spirit is doing it is written. I don't dwell on what I do not do right also Paul in Philippians 3: 13, forget the past, that doesn't mean don't learn from it, don't dwell on it. A person who does a 300 yard dash doesn't in the middle of the race turn His head to look back. Just food for thought. In the end do the best you can then Philippians 2:13.
  • Howard Myers on James 1
    Can someone clarify James 1:12. I know we are tempted. But to endure temptation. I struggle with it and try my best not to give in
  • Kevin39 on James 1
    James chapter one like to understand it more
  • Chris - in Reply on James 1
    Hello Harley. I doubt if this passage is what you're thinking of, but it's the closest that I can think of that fulfils your requirements.

    Leviticus 25:10: "And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile(e) unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family."

    This whole chapter speaks about God's commandment to Israel concerning the Year of Jubilee. This was different to every seventh year that was a Sabbath of rest for the land - to refrain from planting & harvesting. The Year of Jubilee was seven Sabbaths of years (i.e. 49 years), at which time, on the fifteeth year, the proclamation would go out to that all slaves, those of Israel who were bonded to another as servants, matters of property sales, the state of the poor, etc., would find relief & be freed from their obligations. If the matter was about a person, they were set free to return to their homes. And all this was to remind Israel that they are bond-servants to God, were once in slavery in Egypt, but were freed from them by God's Hand & Power. Likewise, Israel ought to deal favourably with others as God dealt with them.

    And 1 Kings 4:25 comes to mind: "And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon." Under King Solomon, Judah & Israel found peace so each person (family) were able to live securely in their own home (or, under his vine..under his fig tree).

    However, if you're thinking of a New Testament verse, then if you could expand on the quote you gave.
  • Harley k coyne on James 1
    Hi, yes I am looking For: the Bible Quote That talk about Life, Liberty, and the right own property" can you help or lead me in right direction HELP
  • S Spencer - in Reply on James 1
    Hi Simon,

    I like to study and engage in eschatology as well, but I don't treat it like a hobby, I didn't want to deviate from Kates concern, I was addressing another issue altogether.

    Thanks.
  • Simon - in Reply on James 1
    S. Spencer,

    Greetings, this site has some of the best NT scripture-smiths around. NT 27 strong.

    Salvation to me begins at the seventh trumpet twinkle, with the 144,000 first fruits standing on the hill with Messiah, the Christ. ( Revelation 14:3-4) Please try to account for any souls other than these who are worthy of the first fruit resurrection, lest ( Revelation 20:5)? From your study, what are 2 things Christians should know about salvation?

    I'm really surprised at how little of the OT, especially the prophets, are discussed here. They're the foundation, they offer tomorrows clews: Daniel 7:8 being Ezekiel 38:14 (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey) should interest you enough to see what they're talking about.

    One thing we can agree on is that we are living in the end-times of Matthew 24, yet no one talks about it.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on James 1
    Hi Simon,

    Thanks, but no thanks,

    Not interested at this time in a long, long, long Escatology debate. I was commending Kate for her concern about her love ones.

    Trust me that Crack in the door will ease open again, But right now I'm talking about Soteriology!!

    Thanks.
  • Simon - in Reply on James 1
    S. Spencer,

    Jesus comes "like a thief" at the sixth trumpet too. 1 Thessalonians 5:2

    Joel 2:11

    "His" northern army defeats Babylon.

    It is God with antichrist's army who lays Jacob's land desolate...

    Revelation 16:15 has a magical feel to it as if it were mirroring another time stamp, which it is.

    .
  • S Spencer - in Reply on James 1
    Hi Kate,

    God bless you,

    Keep spreading the Gospel,

    I pray the Lord will come "but at his appointed time" but for many of my love ones and friends I'm glad he's patient and taking his time!!

    The Lord came the first time with salvation,

    Next he will comes in the clouds for his Church,

    And then he comes to earth in Judgement.

    Now is the time for salvation!!

    2 Peter 3:9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is LONGSUFFERING TO US-WARD, NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH! but that all should come to repentance.

    This verse means he's tarrying giving time to repent before he comes,

    We or no one else should wish for his coming for the unsaved.

    Amos 5:18 (KJV) Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

    Let's minister to all we can while it's still day.

    God bless you.
  • Kate - in Reply on James 1
    Amen. I also have 2 best friends who are atheists, and I really want them to believe again but it is hard. Nevertheless I won't stop spreading the gospel of Jesus and I will keep trying to let them believe again before Jesus comes.
  • Kate - in Reply on James 1
    Thank you for this. I appreciate it. I hope when Jesus comes, most of the people will be ready for it.
  • Geneology of Jesus - in Reply on James 1
    God did. If you read through the Geneologies from the Old Testament through to Jesus's birth in the New Testament:

    You will see that through Mary's and Joseph's Geneology, that the bloodline of Jesus Christ was carefully recorded in the pages of the Bible.

    Before Genesis, and the marriage of Adam to Eve, the bloodlines that would bring Jesus forward to Bethlehem; was prophesied and spoken many times.

    You can Google CHARTS to view with Jesus. There's scads of charts so be sure it matches what is recorded in the King James Bible.

    Mishael
  • Dee - in Reply on James 1
    We know that God the father had Jesus the son to redeem the lost.

    As John 3:16 points out.

    For God so loved the world he have his only begotten son. That who shall believe in him shall not parish but have external life.

    Jesus came to fulfill the law. Therefore , we are saved by grace.


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