July 9, 2018 #TrueReligion
Published July 9th, 2018
Main point summary
There are two types of religions: 1) Worthless religion, and 2) pure religion.
If anyone thinks he is religious
If someone thinks that he is a religious person
q and does not bridle his tongue
but does not keep a tight reign on his tongue,
but deceives his heart,
but rather deceives himself
this person’s r religion is worthless.
then that person actually has a religion that is worthless.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
Alternatively , there is a religion that is complete pure in God's eyes:
s to visit t orphans and widows in their affliction,
namely, this religion cares for orphans and widows while they are hurting,
and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
and also is keeps a person from being polluted by the deceitfulness of the world.
It is possible to think that you are religious, when in all actuality, you have worthless religion (v26) A person who merely thinks he has true religion does not keep a tight reign on his tongue (James 3:1-12) A person who merely thinks he has true religion actually deceives his own heart (James 2:14-26) The alternati ve is to have a true religion , one that is pure and undefiled before God. A person who has this true religion will care for those in need, particularly widows and orphans This person will also keep themselves unstained from the world