God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.
Jesus gave James (and his brother John as well) the name Sons of Thunder! James was zealous for Jesus, intolerant of evil. He feared no man, only God. In fact, in church tradition, he is known as James the Great to distinguish him from James the Less, the son of Alpheus (one of the Twelve).
This conference, held in about the year 50, not only set the course for the future of missionary outreach it also signaled Paul’s supremacy over Peter in the leadership of the early church.
Thascius Caecilius Cyprian (c. 200-258) was the son of a wealthy Roman officer. He led a privileged life as a young man and received an excellent education. As an adult he became a Christian and turned his back on his family’s affluence to embrace the study of the Scriptures and asceticism.