The two ways: a reprise.

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

Class Outline:

John Farley
July 2, 2017

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The two ways:
a reprise

JAM 5:19-20

JAM 5:19-20 is a summons to action on behalf of others.

Only God can cover or forgive sins.

Our sins have all been covered by the blood of Christ (COL 2:13-14; ROM 4:5-8; 1JO 1:7; HEB 10:11-18)

COL 2:13-14
ROM 4:5-8
1JO 1:6-7

For John, “walk in the darkness” describes the unbeliever, while “walk in the Light” describes the believer.

See JOH 1:4-5, JOH 3:19-21; JOH 8:12, JOH 12:35-36; JOH 12:46.

HEB 10:11-18

JAM 5:19-20

GAL 6:1

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).

ISA 55:6-11
EZE 18:21-23, EZE 18:27-28

The Greek word for “soul” in JAM 5:20, psuche, is often translated “life” in the New Testament.

MAT 6:25

In the Old Testament , the soul is used as a synonym for physical life.

PSA 33:18-19

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.

MAR 1:4
ACT 3:17-21

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:
A Reprise

PSA 1:1-6

Psalm 1 talks about the two ways.
The letter of James also talks about the two ways.

JAM 5:19-20

Psalm 1 speaks of
the way of the righteous versus the way of
the wicked.

In JAM 5:19-20, James calls these two ways
the way of the truth and the way of error.