What is "Religion" that pleases God?
James 1:26-27
Do our lives project worthless religion or pure and undefiled lives?
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Published June 21st, 2018
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Let us pursue clean and holy lives that are characterized by (1) care for the fatherless and widows in the midst of their hardship (2) intentionally pursuing separation from this world's sinful patterns, instead of living a so-called "godly life" that lacks holiness; which is actually bankrupt.
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James 1:26-27
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If anyone thinks he is religious
Even if someone thinks he lives a Godly life
q and does not bridle his tongue
If he doesn't keep his lips from sinning
but deceives his heart,
but rather allows his heart to be hardened to his own sin
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this person’s r religion is worthless.
His so called " Godly life " is bankrupt
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Religion that is pure and undefiled before God,
Rather, a life of Godliness that is clean and holy before God,
the Father,
This God who is our Father,
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s to visit t orphans and widows in their affliction,
Spending time serving the fatherless and single moms in their tough circumstances
and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
and separating yourself from this world's sinful patterns that are able to stain you.
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