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by Norman P. Grubb

James—I may speak a little later about James? James is a friend of mine. He wasn’t of Luther’s, but he is of mine. He is a holy man, James. Oh, he’s a holy man. He knew a great deal more of holiness perhaps than some of his critics. He is full of perfection, “perfect patience,” “perfect law of liberty,” which we are to continue in, “perfect man with a bridled tongue.” That’s three. “Perfect faith” is another. He’s the only man that mentions perfect faith in the Bible. “Perfect patience” in James 1:4; “perfect law of liberty” in James 1:25—which we are to continue in; “perfect faith” in James 2:22; and “the perfect man with the bridled tongue” in James 3:2. And James is supposed to be a kind of hollow superficial gentleman. I wish I was as superficial as he was, that’s all, and could talk that language because I live it.

Karuizawa Japan Conference of 1954
Topic: “Going on to Perfection”