For His Glory

Author’s Note: This is the first post in a series on James 2:18-26.


The letter of James is arguably the most controversial letter of the New Testament. Martin Luther called the letter an “epistle of straw.”[1] However, he did quote it in a more favorable tone from time to time and later on in life he did tone down his disapproval of the letter a little. Most evangelicals Christians do not like the book because of its “Lordship salvation” that it teaches. Many scholars argue that James is contradicting Paul’s teaching on justification by faith.

The intent of this post series is not to bring balance to Paul and James. By reading both positions for oneself there is no mistake that the two men actually build up and support each other’s teachings.  Scholars have determined that the letter of James is the earliest of all of the…

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