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Faith and works with Old Testament examples The Apostle James starts out by saying, "Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works." I like the last words --- I will show thee my faith by my works. Of course I will write about this in more depth after I quote the entire passage. James goes into a different subject saying it is true that you believe in one God but so do the devils and they tremble so it would have to be overwhelmingly obvious that there is far more to the Christian life than believing in one God. Then James actually goes back to the original subject in essence writing you are a vain person if you just say there is one God with no works because it renders our faith as dead. Good point because demons are fearful at the name of Jesus Christ but are the most evil creatures in the universe. James then goes into an example in the Old Testament regarding the life


Wednesday, July 26, 2006 The pre-Tribulation Rapture Scriptures showing that the Rapture is "PRE-Tribulation" [2Thess 2:1] Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, (The coming of our Lord Jesus, and our gathering together unto him is the rapture.) [2Thess 2:2] That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. ("The day of Christ is at hand" refers not to the rapture, but to the day of wrath, the seven years of tribulation. {Amos 5:18 below}The church of Thessalonia must have gotten a letter that said they were living in the tribulation--which is shaking and troubling news. They could not have thought that they were living in the rapture, or that it was "at hand" or "now" because the rapture happens suddenly, instantaneously. And if the report was that the raptu


Faith without works is dead The Apostle James starts out by saying not to commit adultery or to kill but he gets more specific when he writes if you do not commit adultery but kill then you are a transgressor of the law. This is James 2:11 but remember in verse ten if we even offend in one point we are guilty of the whole law. This is why Jesus Christ had to come to planet earth to die on a cross. He conquered death by raising from the dead on the third day. All we initially have to do is accept the Son of God into our hearts by repenting of all our sins. James then writes about speaking and doing and how we will be judged. The Apostle then speaks some very tough words that a person will receive judgment without mercy if an individual shows no mercy on earth. The good news is mercy rejoiceth against judgment. I always felt really good when a person put on mercy with me and some of my adverse circumstances because most people do not care about other people. We need to do our b


The rich and poor living for the glory of God The Apostle James reminds his readers that God has chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith through Jesus Christ and heirs of the Kingdom which He has promised to them that love Him. It is true most true Christians around this world are poor. If I may when James says, to them that love Him this is very comforting to me because that is the main truth Jesus Christ desires to see in our lives. James makes a deeper point that it is not even logical to despise the poor because rich people are the ones that tend to oppress you and take you to court. The Apostle also explains that they are in more of a position to slander you because they tend to have power in one way or another. James continues on the subject by urging his readers to fulfill the royal law that they should love thy neighbor as thyself. To put on love to the rich and poor is the answer to the question.  James reminds them that if you have respect to person