The Book Of James (2 Of 8): Chapter 1:13-27 by Harley Howard

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The Book of James (2 of 8)
Chapter 1:13-27
Dr. Harley Howard

13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of
God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither
tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of
his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth
sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth


a) NEVER, under ANY circumstances, blame God for
tempting you or leading you to sin!

I don't care what anyone says. NEVER under ANY
circumstances, blame God for sin. I spoke to a young
lady years ago who told me that God led her to marry
another wife's husband. When I inquired about the
relationship I discovered that she had been heavily
involved in adultery with this married man and urged
him to divorce his wife so that they could get
married. She swore up and down and sideways to me
that this was from God. I'm not sure if I ever rebuked
someone with the word as I did this young lady. She
was lying against God and bringing disgrace on His
Holy character by saying that God led her to do these
heinous acts. A few weeks later she had called to
thank me that I did rebuke her and I almost passed out
on the floor. Why should we never, under any
circumstances, blame God for leading us into sin?

b) Because God is beyond sin's capabilities to corrupt
His Holy nature!

1st John 1:5
This then is the message which we have heard of him,
and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is
no darkness at all.

1st John 3:5
And ye know that He was manifested to take away our
sins; and in Him is no sin.

c) God will NEVER use that which is against His holy
nature to cause us to sin!

14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of
his own lust, and enticed.

Then who is responsible for my sins? You are, that's

a) Temptations to sin are stimulated by ...

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