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James 1:26-27 [done]
James 1:26-27
How is pure religion contrasted with impure religion? How and why is speech related to religion in this text?
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Published May 28th, 2017
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Religion that is God pleasing and not self-deceiving is devoted to both relieving present afflictions of others and sustaining pure affections toward God.
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The religious person who is not self-deceived is engaged in relieving the afflicted in the world while remaining undefiled and unstained by the world.
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James 1:26-27
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If anyone thinks he is religious
If someone thinks s/he is in a right religious relationship with God
q and does not bridle his tongue
yet does not control what s/he says (to others and in the awareness of God)
but deceives his heart,
and is thus, self-deceived
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this person’s r religion is worthless.
then it is apparent that this type of religion is empty.
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Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
By contrast, right religion to God is
s to visit t orphans and widows in their affliction,
both relieving the afflicted
and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
and also clean toward God in the affections of the heart.
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