For His Glory

Author’s Note: This is the second post in a series on James 2:18-26. You can read the first post (Introduction) here and the second post (The Context)here.

IMG_8792Analysis of Text

In James 2:18 he writes, “But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works. Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” By this he jumps right into the argument between faith and works. The word used for faith throughout this passage is πίστις (pistis) and it means to have faith that Jesus Christ is the Son of God; the promised Messiah. In the Louw Nida the sense of meaning is to have complete trust and reliance upon someone.[1] In the Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon we find the same sense of meaning.[2]

The word that he uses for works is ἔργον…

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