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Arcing—Assignment 9
James 1:26-27
Anyone who is truly saved act in ways pleasing to Him.
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Published October 20th, 2017
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Those who have been saved by God have the Spirit to help them in this task of controlling the tongue and helping the needy. Mere religious acts do not save or change a person; however, those who are truly saved will be known by their change of heart and actions. Being saved by God and still remaining the old self (those who continue on in sin and deception like in James 1:26) is not an option. Alternatively, those who have been saved by God will be different. They care about those in distress and fight to stay unstained in a stained world (James 1:27).
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Those who have been saved by God and are following His commands will act in ways pleasing to Him.
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James 1:26-27
If anyone thinks he is religious
If anyone is thinking he is obeying God's commands,
q and does not bridle his tongue
and yet he speaks foolishly without control
but deceives his heart,
and thus lying to himself by making himself believe he is religious,
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this person’s r religion is worthless.
this person's religion is worthless, meaning he does not know God.
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Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
True, pure religion (actually following God) results in the following:
s to visit t orphans and widows in their affliction,
to care for society's poorest (orphans and widows)
and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
and to stay away from sin.
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