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James 2:1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Emmanuel the Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

James 2:2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel and there come in also a poor man in vile.raiment.(dressed like a bum);

James 2:3 And you have respect to him that wears the gay clothing and say unto him, Sit you here in a good place and say to the poor, Stand you there or sit here under my footstool..(Eclectic Notes:."These things, riches, family and power are claims which bind the soul to this world:.Matthew 19:24 "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.".Though the chains may be strong, with God all things are possible; comprised with.JFB Commentary: not literally so; but on the floor, down by my footstool; the poor man must either stand or if he sits, sit in a degrading position)

James 2:4 Are you not then partial.(*).in yourselves and are become judges with thoughts of evil.(thoughts the like of 'he has money and influence; let's treat him special; maybe we can get some advantage here)?.(?)

James 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom.(and a rewarded position in it).which he has promised to them that love him?.(1Corinthians 2:9)

James 2:6 But you have despised the poor.(1Corinthians 6:4,5). Do not rich men oppress you and draw you before the judgment seats?

James 2:7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which you are called?

James 2:8 If you fulfil the royal law according to the scripture love thy neighbour as yourself, you do well..(?)

James 2:9 But if you have respect to persons, you commit sin and are convinced of the law.(what law?).as transgressors.

James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.(because the law can't be broken; it's a law of love; if it's broken there was no love, no wholeness of love:.Romans 13:10).

James 2:11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

James 2:12 So speak you and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy.(Proverbs 21:13), that has showed no mercy and mercy rejoices against judgment.(mercy gains victory over judgment; without a law saying you were wrong there would be no reason for mercy; one who holds to the higher consciousness attribute of mercy is happy to show mercy rather than acting according to strict justice; the principle being thusly; in decision making it's important to see just where the offender's interests are, in higher consciousness qualities or in those of the ego level that got him into trouble in the first place).

James 2:14 What does it profit, my brethren, though a man say he has faith and has not works (2Corinthians 5:7)? can faith save him?.(the spiritual quality of faith has substance {Hebrews 11:1} only when expressed through the spirit bodies of us that we call physical; there is nothing physical, it's all spiritual and all frequencies, highly designed and organized vibrating agglomerations and only when we do the works of God which are the works resulting from high consciousness, do we see the substance of love)

James 2:15 If a brother or sister be naked and destitute of daily food,

James 2:16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be you warmed and filled; notwithstanding.you give them not those things which are needful to the body, what does it profit?

James 2:17 Even so faith if it has not works is dead, being alone.(original for 'alone' is 'by itself').

James 2:18 Yea, a man may say, You have faith and I have works. Show me your faith without your works.(in other words, how would one know any faith he has is effective unless it provides results? {*}).and I will show you my faith by my works..(2Corinthians 5:7; Matthew 9:22,29)

Adam Clarke's Commentary:."Show me your faith without your works".Your pretending to have faith, while you have no works of charity or mercy, is utterly.vain, for as faith, which is a principle in the mind, cannot be discerned but by the effects, that is, good works.(what is this 'good works'?). He who has no good works has, presumptively, no faith.

James 2:19 You believe that there is one God? You do well. The devils also believe and tremble.(they know the unbelievable power of the Great Infinite One).

James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?.(one needs to have actions based on love)

James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

James 2:22 See you how faith wrought with his works and by works was faith made perfect?

James 2:23 And the scripture.(Genesis 15:6).was fulfilled which says, Abraham believed God.(Romans 4:3).and it was imputed unto him for righteousness and he was called the Friend of God.

It was belief that led Abraham to do good works. Belief gets us in good standing with God and good works get us something else.

James 2:24 You see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

James 2:25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot (prostitute) justified by works, when she had received the messengers and had sent them out another way?

James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead.(original 'destitute of force or power, inactive, inoperative').also..(works of high consciousness, which are works of love, are necessary for newness of life:.Romans 6:4; 7:6).


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