Shared September 12th, 2020; Updated September 21st, 2020
Main point summary
A person that thinks he is religous but deceives his heart is living in vain because a true religion have compassions to others’ sufferings and stained not to the pattern of this world.
If anyone thinks he is religious
(Even) if anyone thinks he is religious
q and does not bridle his tongue
and yet he bridle not his tongue
but deceives his heart,
but on the other hand deceives his heart,
this person’s r religion is worthless.
then this person’s religion is in vain.
Religion that is pure
Since religion that is pure
and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
and in other words religion that is undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
s to visit t orphans
namely to visit orphans
and widows in their affliction,
and widows in their afflictions,
and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Profession of faith is not enough to say that you are a true religious person. We should show compassions and bear the afflictions of others. As from the preceding verses says we should live out what we have learn/hear. Doing good works is an evidence that we have a pure religion.