Does anyone read this statement as James is speaking of a brother and sister in Christ? I mean, the content of wandering from the truth, indicates the brother or sister are saved Christians and believe the truth. See, I have seen many Christian get drunk, swear, steal, deal drugs and thought this might be straying from the truth, that James is speaking of. James goes on to say that if anyone shall bring him back, he will save him from death: meaning spitual death. Than James concludes, and cover a multitude of sins. This referring to the sinner caught up in sinful behavior. James 5:19-20 My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the errors of his ways will save him from death and cover a multitude of sins. Now several thing point to the unsaved person as well as a converted person. Brothers generally means a Christian and saved person. If one of you again refers to one of the Christian brothers. Who knows the truth more than a Christian. Someone should bring him back: well you got to be a member of a church for someone to bring you back. At least in most cases. If the person never came back to repentance, the Christian would receive death spirually. See, I think James would word it differently, if he were speaking of a unsaved person. We all are to try and save soul( it is we are being used as a instrument of Christ to save souls). So Christ saves. But we are His tool. Are we too, responsable for others in our congregation and seeing someone in error, to help them see the light or truth? Thanks for your comments..