Author
PeterDSH
User since 2018
PeterDSH's published pages
view all (1 total)
James 1:26-27
James 1:26-27
True religion consists in being Gospel entrenched (doing faith) and not in seemingly pious talk about God which seeks one's own glory.
#James
#truereligion
#religion
Published September 9th, 2019; Updated September 9th, 2019
Author
Share / Groups / About Author
Main point summary
Discourse**
Notes**
notes
Main point summary
True religion which pleases God the Father does not consist in much pious, lofty talk about religious things and oneself but rather cinsists in caring for the poor nd in being holy (in other words: show yoour faith by your deeds don't just arrogantly talk about it)
Discourse**
editing
NT
James 1:26-27
esv
mine
If anyone thinks he is religious
If anyone thinks he knows something about the Lord
q and does not bridle his tongue
While he does not bridle his tongue
alternative
but deceives his heart,
But rather on the contrary to being religious, he deceives his own heart
concessive
this person’s r religion is worthless.
Then the relationship this person claims to have with God means nothing.
conditional
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
But on the other hand, pure and undefiled religion which pleases God the Father is this:
s to visit t orphans and widows in their affliction,
Taking time out to care for the poorest of your community (namely orphans and widows)
and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
And also to be set apart frrom the defilements of this lustful and sensual world.
series
ideaexplanation
discourse
Notes**
True religion which pleases God the Father does not consist in much pious, lofty talk about religious things and oneself but rather cinsists in caring for the poor nd in being holy (in other words: show yoour faith by your deeds don't just arrogantly talk about it) Speaking of religious matters and trying to impress people with words is no sure sign of true saving faith. In fact pretending to know so much about God and babbling on about it may lead to serious self deception when trust in the Gospel but your own works is the centre of your life. James sayssays that if you want to display genuine saving faith then do it by caringcaring for the poor and remairemaining set apart from this perverse world. This is pleasing to the Father.
Comments
Disclaimer: The opinions and conclusions expressed on this page are those of the author and may or may not accord with the positions of Biblearc or Bethlehem College & Seminary.