Theological in nature
I'm sure that we all remember the reasons for Judah's captivity in Babylon to begin with:
II Chron. 36
15 The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to them again and again by His messengers, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place;
16 but they continually mocked the messengers of God, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, until there was no remedy.
Some would say that the very Word of God is a story. Now these ones are very crafty and talk out of both sides of their mouth, on one hand they will say "We never said that!" than turn around and say exactly that.
Here is an encouraging article for those who know that Genesis and God do not lie:
and a good section from it:
If someone says Genesis
Recently, I learned something from the following passage below:
24 Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy place.
25 ôSo you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there
"Faith and love that Justify"
It would seem a good spot to review some basics about what James is getting at in his letter. In the wider context, his main theme is how we persevere in our faith; this gives us growth in character and strength of spiritual walk. If we lack wisdom to understand, we pray and know for certain that God will give us what we need. All of this leads to one end:
4And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete,
"Sarcasm and a Prostitute"
So, we left verse nineteen with a harsh sarcastic rush. As we move on to verse twenty, the sarcasm reachs peak. The 'believer in monotheism' is now addressed as an empty fool. The Greek 'de' makes a sharp contrast and connection with the preceding verse, as in 'But, does an empty fool like you really want to know...'. James is still just a tad angry here.
The word for 'foolish' is 'kene' and really means 'empty'. You have an empty headed