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James 1:26-27
James 1:26-27
Are you a religious person?
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Published August 16th, 2016
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Main point summary
Claiming to be religious is much more common these days than in recent generations. We all want to claim an experience with "the god we know." All religion, whether it is organized and widely accepted or your own personal concoction, claims to be from God. But God begs to differ. Quite frankly, we will not sit idly by and allow us to claim to know him or represent him when our actions and attitudes say something completely different. Here's how God defines the religion founded on his word: 1. It must first change the way we live so that we are no longer me-focused but instead live to serve and love others. 2. And this religion must lead us into a repetitive washing process by way of His word, so that we can be presented sinless before him by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Main point summary
God defines unstained religion two ways: (1) By the love and compassion we show and (2) in the way his word keeps us clean from wickedness.
James 1:26-27
If anyone thinks himself to be religious,
If you believe you are good by way of your religoun
and yet does not 1 a bridle his tongue
yet in reality you cannot hold your unruly tongue
but deceives his own heart,
because you've convince yourself of your own goodness
this man’s religion is worthless.
Then the truth is your so called religion is worthless!
Pure and undefiled religion a in the sight of our God and Father is this:
Because here is how God the Father defines religion:
to b visit c orphans and widows in their distress,
It is giving your time to widows and orphans so as to comfort them.
and to keep oneself unstained
And consistently washing yourself in and by God's word,
1 by d the world.
by being made free from the stains of sin that are in the world.
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