Faith without works is dead. James 2:26
The entire quote from James 2:26 is, “For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.”
It’s important to understand that James, the brother of Jesus, does not contradict the apostle Paul, who tells us, “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) For the very next verse – the very next thing Paul writes is this:
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
Works is not the basis of faith, but the appropriate result of it.
So why is all this in the seed about kindness?
Because sometimes, we…
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