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Is James 1:2 literal and achievable as ‘pure joy' [χαρὰν 5479] '?

James 1:2 NIV Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds At one point in Moses’ life he prayed that if God really loved him then God would kill him as a ...
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What is the difference between 'charan' joy and 'makarioi' happiness/blessedness?

Recently a preacher told us that the charan "joy" in James 1:2 isn't happiness. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; [KJV] So what is the difference between ...
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Who asks nothing in my name in John 16:24, and why is joy referenced specifically?

During the reading of John 16:24, I came in contact with something quite "strange", why does Rabbi Yeshua (who is Jesus Christ) speaks? 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, ...
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