“In fact, the only truly exhaustive study of the apostle to date is Robert Eisenman’s magnum opus, James the Brother of Jesus: The Key to Unlocking the Secrets of Early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls (1997)……..
The THOUSAND-PAGE tome is one of the few recent works devoted to the subject of James, and it offers much carefully argued evidence about the apostle. That it was undertaken BY AN ACADEMIC who is considered A MAVERICK by those in his profession speaks in part to the marginalized nature of his subject.”
- And think the answer lies in one verse of scripture as opposed to a thousand page tome : 2 Timothy 2:15
- Mavericks and academics indeed
THE PROBLEM WITH MAINLINE, INSTITUTIONALISED, DENOMINATIONAL CHRISTIANITY IN A NUTSHELL, STATED IN THEIR OWN TERMS:
“More recent careful study of James shows that his understanding of the relationship between faith and works is not in opposition to Paul’s, but simply focuses on a different aspect of the believer’s life. Both men’s approaches, in fact, are firmly grounded in examples drawn from the Hebrew Scriptures.”
PERVERTED BIBLE VERSION, ANYONE?
“Fast-forward 1,500 years to the 19th century, and we meet the noted textual scholars who compiled what are known as critical texts: Lachmann and Tischendorf in Germany, Tregelles and the team of Westcott and Hort in Britain. All placed the General Epistles before those of Paul,”
Apart from dumbing down Right Division, these “noted textual scholars” placed the general epistles, namely the HEBREW epistles before those of Paul, AND they also deny the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Which leaves me wondering how anyone who calls themselves a CHRISTian can uphold perverted Bible versions, especially those CHRISTians who are saved and are au fait with Right Division.