Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges - James 1:19 - 1:19

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Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges - James 1:19 - 1:19


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19–27. THE CHRISTIAN LIFE, CHARACTER AND WORSHIP

This theme incidentally arises from the thought of temptation, as moral or religious error, and is immediately connected with the expression ἀπαρχήν τινα τῶν αὐτοῦ κτισμάτων, Jam 1:18.

It is a description of the life in union with Christ on the practical side. In view of prevailing pagan immorality and even of the ethics of philosophic paganism, the importance of moral teaching in the early Christian Church can hardly be over-estimated. The contrast between the Christian ideal and the pagan Society from which it was separated accounts for the repeated warnings even against gross forms of sin.