By bringing the ancient text into the world of present readers and to take readers back to the world of Hebrews, we are able to frame the author's treatment of the problems of our spiritual ancestors from the perspective of our modern world and problems presented in our pilgrimage.
One helpful way to think about the Letter of James is to view it as one might an important archaeological discovery or artifact: it is a surviving representative of a once-flourishing Jewish Christianity. The Letter of James reveals a form of ancient Christianity that is distinctly different from the Pauline line that later predominated.
What is to be done when a community of faith experiences division? The letters of 1-3 John nurture and strengthen believers while being realistic about those who are causing problems. Love one another and be hospitable, but beware of rabble-rousers and do not back down in the face of their troublemaking ways.