Assignment 9 (James 1:26-27)
What does real religion look like?
Published June 21st, 2019
Main point summary
Being religious for others to see is a constant temptation for those who follow Christ, the most obvious way to tell that a person's religion is worthless is what he/she does with their mouth and how the care for. Pure religion cares for those who cannot care for themselves.
If anyone thinks he is religious
If one that thinks he is religious
q and does not bridle his tongue
But does not control his mouth as if it were a wild animal
but deceives his heart,
with the result that this one willfully deceives himself
this person’s r religion is worthless.
then this one's religion is of no value
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
Religion that is without pollution and sin in the eyes of God our father is this:
s to visit t orphans and widows in their affliction,
that is to visit those who need help due to their affliction (e.q. orphans and widows)
and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
and with regards to the inner person keep oneself pure in regards to the world