17 Even so faith, if it is not accompanied with works, is dead, by itself.
20 Are you willing to be shown, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? [James addresses vain Christian believers who think that faith alone is sufficient. Faith must be demonstrated by works energized by love: first works of repentance, then to be led by the Spirit of Grace in how to live godly, soberly, and righteously in the present world until you are purified; then after purity to serve Him as He orders our works to his glory.]
|James 2:26 |
26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead. [Paul said: glory, honor, and peace, are to every man who works good. Rom 2:10.]