James Chapter 1 Discussion



 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Geraldine Pate on James 1
    how do we know the death of Christ was Planned and who planned it
  • 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.
  • Geraldine Pate on James 1
    how do we know the death of Christ was Planned and who planned
  • 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
  • Geraldine cole on James 1
    There is nothing jesus can't do!!!
  • Howard Myers on James 1
    In John at the tomb.it says Peter and another disciple but does not name him. I was wondering who this in named disciple might be.
  • Chris - in Reply on James 1
    Hi Howard. I believe that the other disciple was John himself. We read in John 20:2 "Then she (Mary Magdalene) runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them...".

    John 13:23: "Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved."

    John 21:20: "Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?"

    So you can see the common phrase in each of these verses: "whom Jesus loved". John often referred to himself as the disciple whom Jesus loved. Why he did this, I'm unsure. Though not wanting to give any focus or attention to himself, rather to the Lord & the other brethren, could be a valid reason.
  • Howard - in Reply on James 1
    Thanks Chris for that insight. That really answered my question.I should have known it was John I guess I had a brain freeze.
  • Lidia Smith - in Reply on James 1
    I have come to realize that "using the phrase whom Jesus loved" was indicating to us that John being the youngest, Jesus knew John's heart; knowing that He could rely on John to take care of His mother after His crucifixion's.
  • Chris - in Reply on James 1
    Thanks Lidia for that insight. I agree, even as Jesus, before releasing His Spirit, gave John that charge to care for His Mother (John 19:25-27), and showed a special affection for John & may even have declared that to him during their times together.

    We see the beauty & richness of his Gospel coming through as a result of that intimacy & impartation of Divine Truths John enjoyed & received.
  • Tony on James 1
    what was the sin of the Lame man at the Pool of Bethesda
  • Richard in Christ on James 1
    My brothers and sisters,

    I will try to keep this short. I am writing this because our Father said He would like if I did. As I was praying this morning to the Lord, what I felt He wanted me to tell you was this. That our Lord is in the clouds already and is closer than we may think.

    I cannot discern this in that He could have always been in the clouds with us or that He is closer than He has been for a long time.

    As of coarse we who are with the Lord have been Blessed to receive of His Holy Spirit and Christ resides in us as dear children of our Father. He knows each and every single one of us.

    The world we live in I believe is in much worse a state than we think. As many, many, things are being done behind the scenes. Deception is huge and very big things are happening very rapidly that are changing the world. More than we know.

    The most important message to you all from this post is to draw close to the Lord. No matter what happens in this world keep your faith and trust fully in the Lord. He cherishes very much those who draw close to Him. We have nothing to fear. As Jesus Christ said "fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul".

    God Bless you my brothers and sisters.
  • 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.
  • Sacha - in Reply on James 1
    Thanks so much for your post Richard in Christ ,i so want Jesus to return very soon ,a lot of my older relatives are dying and im sad because i wanted them to be alive when Christ returns as i believe they would have had one last chance to accept him and his Father ,The Holy One of Israel ,sadly i lost an uncle very recently ,he was an atheist ,i dont want any more people i love who are atheists to die ! Its not up to me i know and i know God is perfectly righteous and always merciful ,i just want Jesus to come back very soon ,so many people are leading desperately miserable lives and Christ is their only chance of any peace and happiness , even so Lord come back soon ! Please ! When it is Gods will ,Amen .
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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,

    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 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,

    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.
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on James 1
    Hi Sacha,

    I am sorry to hear about the deaths in your family going on. As it is a part of life and I so understand wanting others you care about to be saved, and with the Lord, though they have their own beliefs.

    I just as you, and I'm sure all others in Christ, yearn for the day that we will be with the Lord in glory where He is in His Kingdom.
  • Carleton - in Reply on James 1
    Dear Richard in Christ a brother by faith, I just re-listened to a dream told by a brother on what's app of a Angel visiting him a year ago January where he was shown by the Angel a clear view across the sea underneath and that a dread was coming this way but not to fear. The Angel said that the this was not the end but the end would be soon. The Angel was very comforting to the brother as they moved together in the vision. The brother described the Angel as pure. He felt like this vision was for himself and all he could share with to prepare our hearts and lives for the end. Just now my wife came home with a book written by an old preacher in 1985 that has been re-printed. It is called "Today may be later than we think."

    My vision in the early 90's was the Lamb simply in a cloud eating of the cloud's pasture in all humility.

    God bless our meditations.
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on James 1
    Brother Carleton,

    Thank you very much for your reply. I very much enjoyed reading of the things about the vision of another brother about a year ago. That is also amazing how your wife came home today with that book and the title is close to what I stated in that "the Lord is closer than we may think". The Lord is so perfect!

    I usually don't post things about my personal experiences with the Lord. Though today as I was getting a bit emotional while praying I heard that He wanted me to share that with you all.

    As none of us know exactly what is to happen and when. We must make sure we are ready for the Lord to come at any time. As we are taught in Matthew 24:42-44. I know a lot of people are waiting for a "rapture" which may happen and of coarse is the best thing for us with the Lord. Though I really don't see it being that easy for us.

    Like said no matter what happens have no fear. We must endure till the end no matter what. Glory and honor to our Father in Heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    God Bless you my brother.
  • Dee on James 1
    What does the bible say about a mother that rapes and lets men rape her children daily for years ? What am I as a christian supposed to do as a grandmother ?
  • Shelia Pendergraft on James 1
    Homosexuality is a sin?
  • Adam - in Reply on James 1
    Yes, it is.

    Link
  • William Dando - in Reply on James 1
    Shelia, do you believe the words you read in your bible? God condemns same gender sexual relationships. This is not His design. Understand that order and relationship and its purpose were created by God. Sin is simply not following Gods design. Lying, not his design. Stealing, not his design. Murder, not his design. And so it is with relationships, like honor thy father and thy mother. That is his design and will lead to health and stability and peace. Things like homosexuality ect. tend to disorder and unhealthy relationships. God has forgiven our sin but he still wants us to pursue a life worthy of having his spirit dwell in us while we wait for our ultimate home in a new body.

    I hope this helps you approve things that are excellent.
  • Shelia Pendergraft - in Reply on James 1
    I was trying to get information to teach a lesson against this to the children that are being exposed to this in public schools. It makes me sick that this has just become an acceptable way of life. We must love the sinner but hate the sin and it is so hard for these kids to understand this when they are being taught it by people they are suppose to respect and believe.


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