"A Stepping Stone to Partiality"
Now we come to what is indicated as 'Chapter 2' in your bibles, but originally was just a new paragraph in the original writings. James is not actually indicating a break in though, but a change in problems he is now addressing. He will now address a problem that is rampant in the church he is addressing, and what particularly acute among the Jewish Christians. The problem being one of religious inheritance.
In Matthew 19, Jesus said this
I should have posted this before I posted the last SHOOT'N.... However it's better late than not at all.... Some are wondering what right I have to judge anyone.... John Calvin especially.... I keep hearing the word "education".... As if mine is being questioned? Or that I have exalted myself over someone more learned than me? At any rate I am saying that to say this:
I am GOING to do these studies on false teachers.... I am going to put each one under my microscope.... I
SHOOT'N FROM THE HIP:
My pastors wife always says the old testament is best seen through the eyes of the new.... On that note.... Lets take a look at this:
(Joh 3:18)"There is no judgment against anyone who believes in Him. But anyone who does not believe in Him has already been judged for not believing in God's one and only Son.
(Joh 3:19)And the judgment is based on this fact: God's light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the
"If he comes here, and I have any authority, I will never let him leave this place alive."
"For if he came, as far as my authority goes, I would not let him leave alive."
-John Calvin, in regards to the heretic Michael Servetus.
In this SHOOT'N I am not going to go over the doctrine of this man.... Nor in any subsequent SHOOT'N which I will do on other "teachers" will you find any overview at all of their doctrines.... I am instead going to focus
Updated Apr 7th 2010 at 01:13 AM by MaryFreeman
"And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed...."
2 Peter 2:2
Many have followed destructive doctrines for centuries.... Some hadn't heard of the original proponents of such doctrines as "Jesus did not die for the whole world" and "Even children and babies get sent to hell", but come up with their thinking polluted the same way the original proponents did....
Which gives their doctrine