Faith and Works
James 2:17 says, “So also faith by itself, if it does not have works is dead”. We are saved by faith alone, but you don't have faith if you don't have works as the two are inextricably linked. James goes on in chapter 2:26 to say, “For as the soul apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead”.
If you have faith, it should be shown by works, and one proof of faith in a person’s life is works. So, when you see someone who is acting abominably and they tell you it does not matter because they are under grace, a fitting answer might be to tell them that you are only under grace if you have faith, and you only have faith if you have works.
On judgment day we will be judged according to our works, as it says in Revelation 20:12: “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.”
Richard van den Broek
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