WAS IT FORGED: Epistle of James

Agnostic “Bible scholar” Bart D. Ehrman maintains that the more honest term is “forgery.” The book suggests that 11 or more books out of the 27 books of the Christian New Testament canon were written as forgeries. Is the James' Epistle a forgery? Was the Epistle of James a forgery?

The Epistle of James

The Epistle of James, the Letter of James, or simply James, is one of the 21 epistles in the New Testament. The author identifies himself as "James, a servant [or slave] of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ" who is writing to "the twelve tribes scattered abroad." Jesus’ Half Brother James wrote in Jerusalem sometime before 62 C.E.

THE EPISTLE OF JAMES: Chapter 3 Controlling the Tongue

Taming the Tongue James 3:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 1Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we shall receive heavier judgment. Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we shall receive heavier judgment. (3:1) The Scriptures show that within the first-century congregation, Christians possessed different abilities,... Continue Reading →

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