We resume a discussion of questions raised in the last study and new questions tonight. We address the difference between Baptism and Confirmation as two sacraments involving the Holy Spirit. We begin an overview of Grace, Faith, and Salvation and digress into the topics of Original Sin and Infant Baptism.
We began James chapter 5 in earnest tonight and immediately plunged into the challenges of wealth. We cross referenced the words of Jesus, Paul, and Solomon to help shape our understanding of wealth and Jesus“ admonition to poverty.
In our study of James 5:1-6, we revisit the subject of wealth, voluntary poverty, detachment, solidarity with the poor, and proper use of wealth. We examine the echos of the Law and Prophets regarding economic justice in James. Finally, we discuss whether or not we should resist oppression.