Lesson 42: Pure Religion

Reading Preperation:
  • James
  • Jude
Lesson Summary:
James and Jude are presented together as half-brothers of Jesus Christ. Neither James nor Jude, however, became followers of Jesus until after his resurrection. James focused upon applying one’s faith in practical Christian living and enduring tribulation. While Paul focused on the importance of faith, James taught the vale of works. Both are important. Jude focused on alerting the members to those who sought to destroy the faith and pollute the doctrines of the gospel. He also provided four steps to strengthen faith against apostasy.