Transcribed by Jeff Fenske
Beautiful & Important!!!
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“When he [Martin Luther] translated the Bible,
he put James in the appendix at the end.”
Luther: Let us BANISH the epistle of James, for it is ‘WORTHLESS’ —
written by a non-Christian and can’t be reconciled with Paul
Martin Luther’s Subordinate Bible Books:
Hebrews, James, Jude & Revelation
“Martin Luther was no more infallible than the Pope he opposed.”
“I believe James needs the rest of the New Testament,
and the rest of the New Testament needs James.”
“We need both Paul and James to get this right.”
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“Paul was defending Gentiles from Jewish [works of the law] legalism,
whereas James was defending Jews from Gentile license [to sin].”
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“Legalism says we are saved by works [of the law].
License says we are saved without works [actions].
But liberty says we are saved for works [actions].”
“Legalism says we’re going to make sure that you are not free to sin
by rules and regulations [the law].
License says you are free to sin.
Liberty says we are free not to sin.”
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“When Paul says works he means works of the law.
[e.g. Gal. 2:16 & Rom. 3:28]
But when James talks about works he doesn’t mean that.
I think it’s better translated…with the word actions.
And what James is saying is ‘faith without actions is dead‘ —
not faith without works of the law.
And he uses the illustration that love without actions is no use. …
Unless you act in faith you don’t have faith.
Professing faith can’t save you.
He says even the devils believe….”
“Faith without actions cannot save you.
It’s as dead as a corpse.”
– David Pawson
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Very important concept at minute-7
Uploaded by ScottyVOR on Aug 11, 2010
Many people, including Martin Luther disliked the book of James because of it’s emphasis on works/actions, which seems to contradict Pauls message of “by faith alone” – so how do faith and works relate in the Christian walk? Taken from Pawsons study of James.
The full series on James starts:
Or the playlist overview here:
(video) David Pawson: The True God and The True Gospel — “We have had what I believe is an overemphasis on the God of love in our preaching to non-believers, something that the New Testament apostles never did”
(video) David Pawson: “Once Saved Always Saved?” — “80 PASSAGES in the New Testament that WARN US not to lose what we’ve found in Christ” • “People who believe in ‘once saved always saved’ believe it because they’ve listened to someone who taught it” • “Preachers rarely quote Romans 11: ‘if you do not continue in His kindness you too will be cut off’” — Jesus said: only those who overcome will not have their names removed from the Book of Life
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”
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Martin Luther actually ended up being crazy;
though, his false-salvation doctrine is taught by most pastors today.
…destroyed by his own doctrine,
which is destroying US.
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The Protestant Reformers Were Frauds: By their Fruits You Will Know Them — Martin Luther was a false teacher, a racist, a persecutor and a murderer! John Calvin was a false teacher, a deranged tyrant, a persecutor and a murderer!