James 2

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My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
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For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
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And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
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Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
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Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
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But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
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Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
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If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
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But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
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For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
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For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
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So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
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For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
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What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
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If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
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And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
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Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
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Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
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Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
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But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
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Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
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Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
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And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
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Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
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Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
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For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
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James 2
  CHURCH FATHERS: 17
1. Clement of Rome | CHURCH FATHER 97 AD
James was APPROVED (75%) by Clement of Rome
(Citation; approving quotation; alluded to; acceptable with changes)
2. Ignatius of Antioch | CHURCH FATHER 110 AD
James was REJECTED (0%) by Ignatius of Antioch
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
3. Barnabas | CHURCH FATHER 130 AD
James was REJECTED (0%) by Barnabas
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
4. Hermas | CHURCH FATHER 140 AD
James was APPROVED (75%) by Hermas
(Citation; approving quotation; alluded to; acceptable with changes)
5. Papias of Hierapolis | CHURCH FATHER 140 AD
James was REJECTED (0%) by Papias of Hierapolis
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
6. Polycarp | CHURCH FATHER 150 AD
James was REJECTED (0%) by Polycarp
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
7. Didache | CHURCH FATHER 150 AD
James was REJECTED (0%) by Didache
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
8. Diognetus | CHURCH FATHER 150 AD
James was REJECTED (0%) by Diognetus
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
9. Justin Martyr | CHURCH FATHER 155 AD
James was REJECTED (0%) by Justin Martyr
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
10. Irenaeous | CHURCH FATHER 202 AD
James was REJECTED (0%) by Irenaeous
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
11. Clement of Alexandria | CHURCH FATHER 215 AD
James was REJECTED (0%) by Clement of Alexandria
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
12. Tertullian | CHURCH FATHER 220 AD
James was REJECTED (0%) by Tertullian
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
13. Origen | CHURCH FATHER 254 AD
James was REJECTED (0%) by Origen
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
14. Eusebius of Caesarea | CHURCH FATHER 340 AD
James was DISPUTED (50%) by Eusebius of Caesarea
(Dubious; useful for inspiration)
15. Athanasius of Alexandria | CHURCH FATHER 367 AD
James was FULLY ACCEPTED (100%) by Athanasius of Alexandria
(Fully accepted; true scripture; quoted approvingly)
16. Cyril of Jerusalem | CHURCH FATHER 386 AD
James was FULLY ACCEPTED (100%) by Cyril of Jerusalem
(Fully accepted; true scripture; quoted approvingly)
17. Augustine of Hippo | CHURCH FATHER 400 AD
James was FULLY ACCEPTED (100%) by Augustine of Hippo
(Fully accepted; true scripture; quoted approvingly)
James 2
  BIBLE CANON: 5
A biblical canon is a set of texts (or "books") which a particular religious community regards as authoritative scripture. Christians were the first to use the term in reference to scripture.

These bible canons have developed through debate and agreement by the religious authorities.
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1. Marcion Canon | BIBLE CANON 140 AD
Marcionism was a religious movement based on the teachings of the 2nd-century Marcion of Sinope. Marcions Canon lists 14 books out of the 27 books in the New Testament. More specifically, these were Luke and Paul's 13 writings. Marcion even rejected the entire Old Testament of 39 books.

bible.ca/marcion
James was REJECTED (0%) by Marcion Canon
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
2. Muratorian Canon | BIBLE CANON 170 AD
The Muratorian Canon is an ancient list of New Testament books - the oldest such list we have found and lists 22 of the 27 books that were later included in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.

It is noteworthy that the Muratorian Canon omits several epistles that later did win acceptance in the Christian New Testament such as the books of James and 2 Peter.

gotquestions.org/muratorian
James was REJECTED (0%) by Muratorian Canon
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
3. Apostolic Canon | BIBLE CANON 300 AD
Apostolic Canons or Ecclesiastical Canons
James was FULLY ACCEPTED (100%) by Apostolic Canon
(Fully accepted; true scripture; quoted approvingly)
4. Cheltenham/ Mommsen List | BIBLE CANON 360 AD
The Cheltenham or Mommsen List is a Latin manuscript discovered by the German classical scholar Theodor Mommsen (published 1886) which probably originated in North Africa in the 4th century.

It has 24-book Old Testament and 24-book New Testament which omits Jude and James, and perhaps Hebrews, and questions the epistles of John and Peter.

bible-researcher.com/cheltenham
James was REJECTED (0%) by Cheltenham/ Mommsen List
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
5. Council of Rome | BIBLE CANON 382 AD
The Council of Rome was a meeting of Catholic Church officials and theologians which took place in 382 under the authority of Pope Damasus I, bishop of Rome.

According to a document appended to some manuscripts, the Council of Rome affirmed the authority of the Old and New Testament canon in a decretal or damasine list.
James was FULLY ACCEPTED (100%) by Council of Rome
(Fully accepted; true scripture; quoted approvingly)
James 2
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