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:
Now James moves on to a different use of the word which was translated temptation. Here, James IS referring to temptation to sin; he is no longer discussing the tests and trials of life. James has made a transition from temptation, or trials, as a noun to the use of temptations, or sin, as a verb. He is talking about the act of sin.
The discussion of the origin of sin and evil in the world could be, and has been, written about in volumes. We aren’t going that deep here.
Clearly God allows and even causes things to be placed into our lives that will test and grow our faith; we have talked about that up to this point. This is not…
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