James
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James: Absurdity

  1. "If any of you lack wisdom ... ask of God ... and it shall be given him."
    This is the verse that set the 14-year-old Joseph Smith off to found the Mormon Church. That is just an example of the type of wisdom God can give you. 1:5

  2. If you "keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, "you are guilty of all." 2:10

  3. "If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man."
    There are many smooth talking crooks out there -- especially politicians! 3:2

  4. James says that, even in his day, all beasts, birds, serpents, and sea creatures had been tamed by humans. 3:7

  5. "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss."
    If your prayers are not answered, it's your own damned fault. 4:3

  6. "The coming of the Lord draweth nigh." 5:8

  7. "The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy." 5:11

  8. "Above all things ... swear not." 5:12

  9. "Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms." 5:13

  10. If you are sick, rely on the power of prayer. It works every time. 5:14-16

  11. "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." 5:16

  12. By praying, Elias was able to keep it from raining for three and a half years. 5:17

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