Human nature can be tempted.
Divine nature cannot be tempted.
These two passages indicate the duality of nature possessed (uniquely) by Jesus of Nazareth.
These two natures cannot 'merge' or 'mingle'. They are two different things.
They unite only in the Person of Jesus Christ.
Passages in the Hebrew scripture use the word nasah of God and some of ...
Sabaoth is the transliteration of tsavaot, which is the plural form of the hebrew word tsava. This word is the denominative of the verb tsiva, which means “go into battle, fight”
When taken as a noun, it means the units that go into battle and fight, and thus it can refer to armies, companies, groups of men that are going into battle.
From that basic ...
The operative word in James 2:2 is indeed, συναγωγή (synagoge). However, this does not not necessarily imply that James is referring to Jewish synagogues. The word simply means "place of assembly", or "meeting", "gathering place"
For example the following versions translate this word as "meeting" or "assembly&...
There would have been no conflict between Paul and James at the Jerusalem council because in their letters they cited Gen 15:6 for a different purpose.
Furthermore, "works" in Galatians means differently and has a different relationship with faith than in James. In Galatians "works" means obeying the law of Moses to be ...
If a head surgeon who owns a hospital, voluntarily and for a limited time steps down from his position informally, puts on a disguise, takes on a position as a resident student in his own hospital, does he stop possessing the deed to the hospital? Can he in the capacity of a resident start telling the doctors what to do? What if his secretary ...
The structure in James 1:27 is τῷ θεῷ καὶ πατρὶ which fits Daniel Wallace's example of the Granville Sharp Rule below. This means that God and the Father are the same. Note no article in front of Father in Greek; literally, the God and Father.
Statement of the Granville Sharp Rule: both substantives (nouns, participles, adjectives) refer to the same ...
This question asks if this verse is consistent with reality rather than other scripture. Thus, here is related science. Notice in the image below the physical parts of the body related to speech take up a disproportionally large part of the primary motor cortex in the brain.
As shared in a variety of answers to the related question, the overwhelming consensus on this site is that Paul & James are not in disagreement with each other. This is my view as well (It is of course fair to point out that there are those who have argued that Paul & James are irreconcilable--Luther, for much of his life, being the most prominent ...
My interpretation of this passage is based on the word “royal” in royal law. This word sets up the analogy of the law or principle of love as king, to which all the other laws act as subjects:
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘...
What is “the law of liberty” in James 2:12?
The Law covenant with mediator Moses was terminated at Pentecost 33 C.E. Christians come under the "law of Christ "(1 Cor. 9:21). James referred to it as "the perfect law the law of freedom" or "the law of liberty" ( James 1:25, 2:12 Rom. 3:27) with the mediator
My first thought, after reading your question, turned to that great hymn, ‘Great is thy Faithfulness’:
Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father; There is no shadow of turning with thee; Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not; As thou has been thou forever will be.
Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest; Sun, moon and stars in their ...
Rather than loving others according to how much we love ourselves already, a fuller interpretation should also uses the measure of much how God has loves us already. We are thus called to love others according to the measure of how much God loves us. The more we realize how much God loves us the more we can love others.
In another ...
Jesus was tempted, but God cannot be tempted. How, then, do we
reconcile James 1:13 and Heb. 4:15?
What do we do with such seemingly contradictory statements? If Jesus is God, and God cannot be tempted, then Jesus cannot be tempted. Jesus is God, yet He was tempted, so where does that leave us?
That Jesus was a human, had a fleshy body being born of the ...
"Sabaoth" is the English spelling of the actual Greek word (Gr. Σαβαὼθ). In other words, it is not a translation. Linguists call it a "transliteration."
The word is essentially equivalent to "hosts," following the "LORD of hosts" (KJV) expression from the Old Testament. Perhaps a better translation, for the Hebrew ...
James 3:1 is consistent with the instruction of Luke 12:48 -
That servant who knows his master’s will but does not get ready or
follow his instructions will be beaten with many blows. But the one
who unknowingly does things worthy of punishment will be beaten with
few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be
required; and from him who has ...
The book of James is written during the time of the Diaspora :
... to the twelve tribes scattered abroad ... [James 1:1 KJV],
which is documented in Acts :
... And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem ; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. [...
The simplest well-known explanation here is offered by the summary of Ellicott -
(34) Swear not at all.—Not a few interpreters, and even whole
Christian communities, as e.g. the Society of Friends, see in these
words, and in James 5:12, a formal prohibition of all oaths, either
promissory or evidential, and look on the general practice of
Christians, and ...
“As the earth turns on its axis, the light from the sun is withdrawn
and darkness results. It is not the sun that turns – it is constant.
It is the turning of the earth that results in darkness.
God is light and He is constant – He turns not and it is therefore
impossible for Him to cause any shadow or darkness.”
Following the analogy of the sun from the ...
The same expression is found in James 1:25
But one who has looked intently at the perfect law, the law of freedom, and has continued in it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an active doer, this person will be blessed in what he does.
Even though many of the commands included in the Old Testament law are repeated in the New Testament, this doesn't ...
The basic meaning of "justify" is to "declare righteous". A classic example of that is found in Deuteronomy 25:1, where KJV writes
If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
and NASB has it with different words
Ellicott correctly observes about this section of james 2:14ff -
(14-26) FAITH AND WORKS.—We now enter on the most debatable ground of
the Epistle; a battle-field strewn with the bones and weapons of
countless adversaries. It is an easy thing to shoot “arrows, even
bitter words”; and without doubt, for what seemed to be the
vindication of the right, many a ...
I don’t know if there are many places in scripture that speak directly to your question of where our good nature comes from. However, just as you pose in your question, I believe it can be inferred. My simple answer would be yes, James 1:17 states that any goodness we possess comes from God.
The Lord is the creator of the entire universe. So, all things ...
Ask an Olympic athlete - the endurance produced for whatever skill is made in the trials of practice, including failures. Note the helpful proverb -
Prov 24:16 - For though a righteous man may fall seven times, he still
gets up; but the wicked stumble in bad times.
Success is not dependent on how many times one fails, but on trusting the Lord and how many ...
There are very few (more actually, scant) evidence that small fragments of the northern 10 tribes continued after the captivity of Samaria in the 8th century BC.
Luke 2:36 - There was also a prophetess named Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher, who was well along in years. She had been married for seven years
There is also evidence that ...
The Lord was tempted by the Satan who thought Him to be only a man. Indeed, He was and is man, fully, 100% so, but at the same time He is God, so Lord Jesus Christ's best appellation is "God-man". Since He has only one divine Personality of Logos who got incarnated in human nature, or who adopted human nature, then it is impossible for Him to fall ...