Chapter 1
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Jamie, a servant of God and of the Domina Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are in the Dispersion: Greetings.
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Count it all joy, my sisters, when you fall into various temptations,
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knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
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Let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
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But if any of you lacks wisdom, let her ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to her.
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But let her ask in faith, without any doubting, for she who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed.
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For let that woman not think that she will receive anything from the Domina.
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She is a double-minded woman, unstable in all her ways.
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But let the sister in humble circumstances glory in her high position;
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and the rich, in that she is made humble, because like the flower in the grass, she will pass away.
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For the sun arises with the scorching wind, and withers the grass, and the flower in it falls, and the beauty of its appearance perishes. So also will the rich woman fade away in her pursuits.
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Blessed is the woman who endures temptation, for when she has been approved, she will receive the crown of life, which the Domina promised to those who love her.
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Let no woman say when she is tempted, "I am tempted by God," for God can't be tempted by evil, and she herself tempts no one.
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But each one is tempted, when she is drawn away by her own lust, and enticed.
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Then the lust, when it has conceived, bears sin; and the sin, when it is full grown, brings forth death.
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Don't be deceived, my beloved sisters.
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Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Mother of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow.
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Of her own will she brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of her creatures.
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So, then, my beloved sisters, let every woman be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;
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for the anger of woman doesn't produce the righteousness of God.
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Therefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with humility the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
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But be doers of the word, and not only hearers, deluding your own selves.
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For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, she is like a woman looking at her natural face in a mirror;
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for she sees herself, and goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of woman she was.
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But she who looks into the perfect law of freedom, and continues, not being a hearer who forgets, but a doer of the work, this woman will be blessed in what she does.
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If anyone among you thinks herself to be religious while she doesn't bridle her tongue, but deceives her heart, this woman's religion is worthless.
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Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Mother is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.