Dec 1, 2009

Seventeen Propositions about God in the Letter of James

God gives to all, generously and ungrudgingly (1:5).

God has promised a crown of life to those who love
God (1:12).
God cannot be tempted by evil, and God tempts no one (1:13).
God is “the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow”
God created us by the word of truth (1:18).

God favors the poor (2:5).
God is one (
God is the “Lord and Father” and has made humans in the likeness of God (3:9).

God answers the prayers of the righteous (4:2–3; 5:16–18).

God yearns jealou
sly for our spiritual devotion (4:5).
God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble (4:6, 10).

God draws near to those who draw near to God (4:8).

God is both lawgiver and judge, able to save and destroy (4:12).

God’s will trumps all human plans (4:13–15).

God hears the cries of the exploited and oppressed (5:4).

God is compassionate and merciful to the patient (5:11).

God heals the sick and forgives sins (5:15).

Mark Allan Powell, Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009), 454.

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