Some of the most heartbreaking moments in a Christian’s life are watching other believers wander away from the truth. In this lab, John Piper tackles a couple verses that help us understand a Christian’s identity and give us great hope in pursuing a wandering brother or sister in Christ.
Principle for Bible Reading
The way James uses “brother” and “sinner” in James 5:19–20 might trip up some readers. It seems to contradict our basic understanding of what it means to be a Christian. When you face problems like this, search the immediate context carefully, then search the book in the Bible, and the Bible as a whole for relevant words or phrases.