Saving Faith is Wrinkled Faith

A blessed man is one enduring trial, because after being approved he will receive the crown of life promised to those who love him [God]. . . . We consider blessed those who endured.” (James 1.12 5.11a) The church’s happy heroes are those who endure trial many times over and for a lifetime. “Trial” (peirasmos) could just as easily be translated “testing” or “temptation.” ┬áBe it God’s faith-refining tests hijacked […]