“Faith In Action-Doers Not Just Hearers” 3/23/2018 Written by Wally Fry for “Truth in Palmyra”

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 Written by Wally Fry  for “Truth in Palmyra”  @   https://truthinpalmyra.wordpress.com

 Original post @  https://truthinpalmyra.wordpress.com/2018/03/22/faith-in-action-doers-not-just-hearers-2/

 

Faith In Action-Doers Not Just Hearers

faith in action

James 1:18-22

Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his Creatures.Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Read James Chapter 1 here

James lays out two essentials here, really. Even though James appears to be speaking to believers here, he issues a reminder of what the first essential thing is; we must all be born again.

We are begotten, or caused to be born,  by the Word of God. It is the Word of God which convicts us as sinners and reveals to us the Savior, Jesus Christ. We are saved by faith, and faith comes from hearing the Word of God  (Romans 10:17)

James is far from done here, however; he has really just begun. James was not writing a deep theological dissertation about salvation; ever practical, he just states the necessity of salvation as a fact.

Here is essential two; not only do we have to receive the Word, but we have to be doers of The Word. Being born again means The Word will not only save us; it will change us. We must not just be hearers of The Word, but doers of The Word.

If we hear The Word and no action results, James tells us we, in fact, may be deceiving ourselves.

Next: What Do We See In the Mirror?

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P.S. (from bruce)   If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ??  Here is the truth for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…   https://godsmanforever.com/2016/12/19/the-gospel-of-our-lord-jesus-christ-12182016-written-by-bruce-r-mills/

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

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About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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