Religion — Part Two
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Religion — Part Two

From Series: Faith That Works, Volume 1

James 1:27  (ID: 2568)

James provided his readers not with a comprehensive description of true religion but with a concise test for the authenticity of our faith in Jesus: a controlled tongue, a compassionate heart, and a clean life. As Alistair Begg remind us, if we are God’s children, we ought to bear increasing resemblance to our Father, who has a special concern for the lowly and helpless. Our lives must be practically helpful and personally holy, balancing social involvement with a holy desire for personal morality.


27Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Copyright © 2021, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.