New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 
Faith >

James 2.1-10(11-13)14-17

1My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favouritism reallbelieve in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? 2For if a person with gold rings anin fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person in dirty clothealso comes in, 3and if you take notice of the one wearing the fine clothes ansay, Have a seat here, please, while to the one who is poor you say, Stanthere, or, Sit at my feet, 4have you not made distinctions among yourselvesand become judges with evil thoughts? 5Listen, my beloved brothers and sistersHas not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs othe kingdom that he has promised to those who love him? 6But you havdishonoured the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you? Is it not they whdrag you into court? 7Is it not they who blaspheme the excellent name that wainvoked over you?8You do well if you really fulfil the royal law according to the scriptureYou shall love your neighbour as yourself. 9But if you show partiality, yocommit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10For whoever keepthe whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it11For the one who said, You shall not commit adultery, also said, You shalnot murder. Now if you do not commit adultery but if you murder, you havbecome a transgressor of the law. 12So speak and so act as those who are to bjudged by the law of liberty. 13For judgement will be without mercy to anyonwho has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgement.14What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but dnot have works? Can faith save you? 15If a brother or sister is naked and lackdaily food, 16and one of you says to them, Go in peace; keep warm and eat youfill, and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that17So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. 

Job of the week

Inter Religious Affairs Programme Officer

London and Home Counties

Inter Religious Affairs Programme Officer Location: Lambeth Palace, London Salary: Starting salary of £27,911 rising to £30,326 upon successful completion of probation period. Contract Type: Full...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

A poet who sets puzzles

A poet who sets puzzles

After the publication of a new edition of Rowan Williams's poems, Cole Moreton asks the priest-poet what goes on behind the verse  Subscribe to read more

Question of the week
Is Bishop Inwood right to withhold Canon Pemberton's licence?

To prevent multiple voting, we now ask readers to be logged in. This is free, quick and easy, honestly. Click here to login or register

Top comment

Comedian tells Christians how it is

The Church urgently needs a grown-up debate about theology, says Eva McIntyre  Subscribe to read more

Tue 22 Jul 14 @ 9:59
RT @JustinWelbyPraying for the well-being of girls and progress at @GirlSummit #girlsummit, campaign against FGM and child/forced marriage very important

Tue 22 Jul 14 @ 9:59
RT @David_CameronI'll make reporting FGM mandatory for doctors, teachers and social workers. Let's end this abhorrent practice once and for all. #GirlSummit