STUDY OF THE BOOK OF JAMES PART II.
The author identifies himself as James (1:1); he was probably the brother of Jashua and leader of the Jerusalem council (Ac 15). Four men in the NT have this name. The author of this letter could not have been the apostle James, who died too early (a.d. 44) to have written it. The other two men named James had neither the stature nor the influence that the writer of this letter had.
James was one of several brothers of Jashua, probably the oldest since he heads the list in Mt 13:55. At first he did not believe in Jashua and even challenged him and misunderstood his mission (Jn 7:2-5). Later he became very prominent in the assembly. Please click on the following link to learn more about The Book of James:
SPIRITUAL SIGHTEDNESS, 2 Peter 1:9 “For he in whom these are not present is blind, being shortsighted, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his old sins. “
Peter declares that character-deficient Christians are “blind” at the present moment, “shortsighted” about the future, and “forgetful” of God’s grace in the past. If you want to learn more, please feel free to click on the following link:
The sin nature is that aspect in man that makes him rebellious against Yah. When we speak of the sin nature, we refer to the fact that we have a natural inclination to sin; given the choice to do Yah’s will or our own, we will naturally choose to do our own thing. The following video will teach us more about The Nature of Sin.
The first of Yah’s seven annual festivals is the Passover (Leviticus 23:5). It is a reminder of how Yah spared His people from death in Egypt. To rescue His people from slavery, Yah took the lives of all the firstborn Egyptian males (Exodus 12:7, 26-29) but passed over the Israelites’ homes that had the blood of a sacrificed lamb on their door frames. Please click ont the following link to learn more about Passover: