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The Epistle of James

To whom is James writing?   
There can be no debate over this question (1:1)! James is writing to the twelve tribes of Israel that had been scattered due to the great persecution mentioned in Acts 8:1. James is NOT writing to the body of Christ because there are NOT twelve tribes in the body of Christ (Gal. 3:26-28). There were believing Jews from all twelve tribes in the kingdom church (Acts 2:14, 22, 36). The kingdom church of Acts is NOT the same as the church which is the body of Christ (Eph. 1:22-23). A church is simply a called out assembly and there is more than one kind of called out assembly in the Bible (Acts 7:38). The kingdom church was the “little flock” (Lk. 12:32) that believed on the Lord Jesus as their Messiah and were looking for the kingdom to be restored to Israel (Acts 1:6). Jews and Gentiles were NOT in the same body in the kingdom church! During the latter half of the Acts period BOTH the kingdom church and the body of Christ were co-existing (some …

Strife and Separation

Genesis 13:5-13 5And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. 6And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. 7And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. 8And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. 9Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. 10And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. 11Then Lot chose him all the pl…