Friday, June 13, 2014

Posted by Niki |
James’ salvation did not happen until James encountered Jesus after the resurrection. I Corinthians 15:7 gives the encounter.

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. 7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. 8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.”

When James saw Jesus was victorious over the grave and death, he trusted him and was saved. James’ salvation was no different than our own. James had to put aside his feelings he had growing up and realize that Jesus was who he had claimed to be the whole time. Jesus’ other brothers converted and later became ministers and evangelists. They were married and traveled with their wives. This also refers to Paul and Peter (Cephas) being married. This is found in I Corinthians 9:5 “Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?”


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