By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Can you answer James 3:1 for me?
(James 3:1) My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
This whole chapter is dealing with the tongue and how we as christians NEED to be careful how we use it.
(James 3:6, 10) And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.(10) Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
According to these verses what comes out of our mouth can either be a blessing to others or one that isounds like from the pits of hell itself(manner of speaking) cursing everything and one insight.
I Believe Chapter 3:1 can be applied in this way…
The word MASTERS is the Greek word DIDASKALOS and means TEACHER.
I take this verse as a SOLEM WARNING from the Lord to all Pastors and those who want to teach the Word of God.
Because we will RECIEVE the Greater Judgement, In otherwords we will be held ACCOUNTABLE for what we teach and tell people what WE SAY and claim what the bible says.
(Matthew 12:36) But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
(Matthew 12:37) For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
God DOES NOT take lightly to the Misrepresentation and Teaching of his Word nor with the tampering of it.
(Revelation 22:18,19) For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:(19) And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins. the MOMENT you believe(TRUST in Christ ALONE) you recieve eternal life.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH