December 23, 2012
There are times when we read a phrase or word in the Scriptures and assume we know what it means simply because of how the word is used today. But language changes over time.
Just think of what the word "cool" or "rock" or "gay" meant 70 years ago and what it commonly means today. See the problem?
So, to rightly divide the Word of Truth we must determine what the Scriptures say when they were written and not what we want them to say today. Words like "sick" and "healed" and "saved" don't always mean what we think they do. And this is never more clear than in the last chapter of James.
Intrigued? Good. Then keep listening.
The following is a study on James 5:13-18.