By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Is James 1:12 suggesting salvation by another way other than Saved by Grace?
James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
NO, Take Note of the words “My Brethren” in V2, therefore V12 is speaking “To Christians”, so faithful service to the Lord is in view.
The Crown of Life unfortunately has been Mis – Understood by many as to referring to eternal life.
The Crown of Life is one of the Five crowns that the Believer CAN receive for Faithfulness.
The Crown of Life is given to those WHO FAITHFULLY served the Lord and ENDURE Testings, Trials, Persecutions, and or GIVING one’s life for the Gospel sake.
Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
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 that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-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