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James Can't be Serious-Can He?
September 16, 2018 Chuck Smith, Jr
I love the Bible and appreciate its diversity of styles (especially its poems and stories) James, however, is not one of my favorite books – there were followers of Jesus who believed, • to be a true Christian a person had to be Jewish (cf. Acts 15:1) ◦ this was the dominant opinion in Jerusalem ◦ those who held to it included some Christian leaders • the apostles, Peter and Paul did not agree with them ◦ they believed Gentiles could know God in their own culture and context ◦ and apart from fulfilling all the requirements of the law
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