Last week I was shocked when a Christian brother (I thought) told me that he did not believe that the Bible address injustice. This was not only surprising but what added to my disbelief was that other Brethren were present but only a couple spoke up regarding his ignorance. This made me pause to think and consider why many men are leaving the church. One reason is because many social issues of the day that pertain to them are looked over and unaddressed.
It is not enough to talk about it but action must be done also to advance the kingdom of God in the earth. We are his representatives so what are we showing a world system that is influence by the wicked one? If our gospel is no good outside of the context of the building on Sunday morning to impact people, then this is just vail religion. What do you possess? Religion or an active faith?
So if the bible is just another religious book then these verses are lies.
James 4:17–[As it is, you are full of your grandiose selves. All such vaunting self-importance is evil. In fact, if you know the right thing to do and don’t do it, that, for you, is evil. MSG]
James 1:27 [Anyone who sets himself up as “religious” by talking a good game is self-deceived. This kind of religion is hot air and only hot air. Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world. MSG]
James 2:24 [It’s that weave of believing and acting that got Abraham named “God’s friend.” Is it not evident that a person is made right with God not by a barren faith but by faith fruitful in works? MSG]