December 14, 2008

Chapter 29 (Angel Falling Softly)

The expression "a peculiar people" comes from 1 Peter 2:9 (KJV):

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light[.]

"Faith without works is dead" is found in James 2:20-26 (KJV):

But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? . . . For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Along with 2 Nephi 25:23, this verse goes to the heart of the Mormon interpretation of the Calvinist/Arminian divide.

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