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  • Jacob
    James is written to the twelve tribes verse 1. We are not Jews. In the body of Christ there are no distinctions Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. So this is a letter that you can find great teaching instruction for the body of Christ but where it crosses the Pauline epistles it is not for you doctrinally. It will be addressed to Jews in the tribulation doctrinally. Compare being justified by works in this epistle with being justified without works in the church age Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Until Acts 7 with the rejection of Stephens message the end of the world is in view and the Lord could have came back without a church age. James was written during this time period. The Lord was rejected again and the Church age inserted. This did not take the Lord by surprise but He gave the Jews a legitimate offer. Once the Church is caught out the book of Hebrews will show the amendments to the Law and the book of James will begin their doctrine as the Lord will begin dealing with Jews who have to keep the works like in the O.T. Deuteronomy 6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Today no works are connected Rom 4:5 but once the church is out the sealing of the Holy Spirit will be gone and you will have to keep up the works.
  • Janie King
    Works? To me this has always been "jobs things " we do for others as God leads but this morning as I read James 2:20-26 it became very apparent that our obedience is also "works " that is the result of faith. When Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice it points out that obedience was "works " stimulated by his faith in God. So, it 's not a matter of hunting for jobs to do to show our faith, obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit shows we are alive as our faith brings about our obedience to fulling the directions of the Word of God for our lives.
  • Jennifer ellis for verse 24
    Reading the bible is good.
    JAMES 2:10-God is Love
  • Elizabeth Vining for verse 14
    you must walked by Faith Work 's It 's shows yours works not by site 's
  • John Madden for verse 14
    liveing faith verses dead faith ,gods salvation will produce a product ,fruitless faith is really no faith,at all..its a talk not a walk,,saying and doing are two different things.the devels believe but thier end is destruction
  • Preach.moore
    To except Jesus as Lord and God as the Father is an invitation to the Kingdom of God. The body without the Spirit is dead.To receive and believe the witness of the Spirit confirms the testimony of Christ by the Laws and the Prophets and confirms the covenant and promises of God in the Heart of the believer. With comfort,guidance and teaching of the Truth of God 's Word. Lastly The Spirit is our Peace and is God the Father Himself. Every believer must be taught by God!!! Can a man be saved by faith alone???
  • Preach.moore
    To except Jesus as Lord and God as the Father is an invitation to the Kingdom of God. The body without the Spirit is dead.To receive and believe the witness of the Spirit confirms the testimony of Christ by the Laws and the Prophets and confirms the covenant and promises of God in the Heart of the believer. With comfort,guidance,teaching of the Truth of God 's Word. Lastly The Spirit is our Peace and is God the Father Himself. Every believer must be taught by God!!! Can a man be saved by faith alone???
  • Kitty for verse 26
    James 2:26 throws out the doctrine of Dichotomy! For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. KJV The body is born with a soul and is alive physically, but dead spiritually. You notice it didn 't mentioned the soul, it is too obvious! Spirit doesn 't dwell in dead bodies. They have to be alive and active to do good or evil. Then satan and demons would be eradicated if that we 're so. I therefore am persuaded of the Trichotomy doctrine.
  • Sherry for verse 17
    It think it is analogus to the Tree faith and its fruit good works . For just 'proclaiming ' one has faith and bearing no tangible evidence is of no use. The Lord himself tells us to 'test ' the spirit by its fruit. God does indeed look for the fruit and then cuts it down if it has not borne any. So i think, yeah, of course....you can 't speak of doing good without authentic Faith in the first place. But its more like a call to Action. In short, 2 Cor 5:7 the benchmark ..James 2:17 the sure test for far sighted vision! :-
  • Rosalind for verse 17
    The scriptures says without faith it is impossible to please God so of course without faith you can 't inherit eternal life, especially if your still in sin and Jesus who is holy.. he wants nothing to do with sin unless a man or women repents and is born of water and spirit then they will receive eternal life.
  • Ferdinand chinomnso for verse 6
    The best demonstration of love is by GIVING, God demonstrated His love by Giving, therefore we can 't prove the love of God without our giving and sacrifices.
  • Tim George for verse 1
    Have not the faith in our Lord of glory, with respect of person. We must Love all people the same. For faith without works is dead. Abraham believed God and offered Isaac. Thus became a friend of God. We too must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and turn from sin. Love thy neighbor as thyself is the completion of the law of liberty.
  • God will treat us as we have treated others
  • Nicholas for verse 10
    This scripture gives perspective to the subject of tithing and the new testament christian for me . Pastors lean heavily on tithing the tenth but forget if you 're incorporating this tithe then the others must be included or you have offended the entire law.
  • Fairy Gear for verse 10
    We can not keep the law and Jesus knew it. he gave us two important commandments. 1 . And thou shall love the lord thy God with all thy hear, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength this is the first. 2 love thy neighbor as thyself. there is none other commandment greater than these. mark 12 30 and 31.
  • Charles Allen for verse 6
    It cannot be disputed that oppression is directly linked to lack of love and respect for another human being. Any person who has financial riches and sees another person in need of food, clothing and shelter, and looks the other way is non other than a vicious abuser. How can a rich person who shuts his or her heart to the cries of the poor, talk about love and respect? Such a person is self centered and most certainly evil. Facing the truth, there are many of these who also call themselves Christians not knowing what perfect love is all about because they reject the truth of God 's Word for the sake of money.
  • Ernest McCain for verse 25
    I think Paul is saying that even as sinners we can still be a believer in Christ Jesus He said even when we do good evil is always present with us Which is to say our faith alone is not going to save us so we must put the work in also To say we have Faith in God and yet we dont patiently wait on him is not putting out trust to work He said ask and it shall be given knock and the door will be opened
  • When a person is dead, there is no animating force, or "spirit", in him, and he accomplishes nothing. Mere professed faith is just lifeless and useless as a dead body. If we have real faith, though, it will move us to godly action.
  • If one refuses to be merciful in their dealing with others, they will also fail to receive mercy. This shows that we need to treat others the way we would like to be treated and show compassion to our fellow man.
  • Brenda for verse 22
    It wss very helpful. The ejoy the notes.
  • Rev. Autrey for verse 10
    (Verse 10) "A person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as the person who has broken all of God's laws.") This is a parabolic statement. James is showing us how impossible it is for a sinful man to live up to God's perfect standards. Because even if you think you kept nine perfectly (which nobody has), you are still missing the mark because you missed out on one.

    But the fact is, nobody has kept even one. Just thinking about breaking a law is the same as doing it. "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he." That's why Jesus said to the self righteous Jews, "None of you obey the law of Moses! In fact, you are trying to kill me."

    Too, James is showing us that breaking any one law shows your intent to break all God's laws, and to over rule God in everything. "We will not have this man to rule over us." (Luke 19:14) This is what Adam intended when he broke God's very first command. In other words, inclusive in any one command is God's intent and purpose for all his commands.

    This is why God saves us by faith. That is, if we depend on our ability to keep the law, no one will ever be saved.
  • Godfred for verse 8
    this rily touches my heart.
  • Karanbir for verse 10
    I am not less of a sinner than anyone else, I am the biggest sinner that I know, and so is every sinner. We all need to accept Jesus Christ as our Saviour, and have faith in Jesus Christ alone (thereby forsaking all hopeless attempts at our own self-righteousness to gain entrance into Heaven). This verse goes well together with Romans 3:10 which reads "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:".
  • Robert for verse 10
    The only way to be perfect in keeping the whole law is in and through Christ. I am a lost and fallen man. No matter how perfect I may believe I am in keeping all the law, I will always fall short in some way, either through ignorance or willful disobedience. I would be wrong to judge my neighbor as being less worthy than myself, because I am in equal need of Christ's Atonement as any of the vilest sinners.
  • Shirley for verse 10
    We need to be careful to stay in Godís perfect will by being obedient in what we know to do and stay prayerful, while asking God to deliver us, from all unrighteousness, for we all come short of Godís glory. Nevertheless God wants all of us, not just the parts. We want to give him total obedience. From the heart is pleasing to GOD. We, can only do what we know, we are not held countable for the things we donít know.
  • Darryl for verse 15
    If you feed them, give them clothing have you not given them the things needed for the body? Is there more than the body needs? James 2:15,16
  • Anthony for verse 18
    Jeff, and Alexander, and to the rest of the comments and lovly scriptures that were written! And u all were right! Ur quoting the BIBLE. But don't forget, to eat the WHOLE book! Hide the word n thy heart so u might not sin against Him. U all left out Acts. Where the bible states n 2:40 or so it states to SAVE URSELF from this untoward generation. God is a gentleman and He will not force Himself on u. But u must b Born Again. John 3:5 U must b born of the Water and Of the Spirit, and if not ur not going to heaven. Now That's Bible Too.
  • Counterpart to this in people in our society
  • Joseph for verse 13
    Its true that what a man sows,he will reap ie. you plant judgement to others without considering giving them some chance or benefit of doubts,the same judgements becomes grown and you are the first to reap its fruit!.

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