As James states the basic instruction of this paragraph in 2:1, the imperative is, literally, "Do not have [or hold] the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ... View the entire commentary
The Integrity of Faith
I remember my son asking, "Why do you let him do that when you don't allow me to do this?" It is one of the more humbling experiences of parenthood to be caught in an inconsistent treatment of one's children... View the entire commentary
Favoritism Breaks the Law That People of Faith Follow
This passage about breaking the law does not include the word faith, but the central violation of the law on James's mind is still the sin of favoritism (2:9)... View the entire commentary
Faith and Deeds: The Theological Unity
As an InterVarsity area director and now as a pastor, I have often been asked to fill out recommendation forms for people who are candidates for positions with various Christian ministries... View the entire commentary
James's Central Concern: Faith That Works
The works James requires are not done apart from faith but done in faith, not done instead of faith but done because of faith... View the entire commentary
James now supplies a series of three examples to confirm the necessity of submission to the lordship of Christ in any saving faith... View the entire commentary
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