Jam 5:19-20; Col 2:13-14; Rom 4:5-8; 1Jo 1:6-7; Heb 10:11-18; Gal 6:1; Isa 55:6-11; Eze 18:21-28; Act 3:17-21; Psa 1.
PRCHR-102-170702 - length: 65:20 - taught on Jul, 2 2017
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The two ways:
JAM 5:19-20 is a summons to action on behalf of others.
Only God can cover or forgive sins.
For John, “walk in the darkness” describes the unbeliever, while “walk in the Light” describes the believer.
James writes from an Old Testament viewpoint.
I can’t repeat that enough.
From an Old Testament / Messianic (Christ as the Messiah for the Jews) perspective:
God forgives (covers) the sins of His people when they turn back to Him (repent).
The Greek word for “soul” in JAM 5:20, psuche, is often translated “life” in the New Testament.
In the Old Testament , the soul is used as a synonym for physical life.
This continues during the first advent of the Jewish Messiah.
We find it with the message to the Jews that their Messiah had risen from the dead.
The presence of the Lord is a reference to His Second Coming.
The times of refreshing refer to the kingdom, the Millennial Reign.
The Two Ways:
Psalm 1 talks about the two ways.
The letter of James also talks about the two ways.
Psalm 1 speaks of
the way of the righteous versus the way of
In JAM 5:19-20, James calls these two ways
the way of the truth and the way of error.