For His Glory

Author’s Note: This is the fourth and last post in a series on James 2:18-26. You can read the first post (Introduction) herethe second post (The Context)here and the third post (The Analysis of The Text) here. Thank you for reading!


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In verse 26 we come to understand that faith without works is a dead faith. This means that this faith cannot and will not save us; we are not justified by such a faith. But to fully comprehend what James is saying here we take a cue from Dr. Alexander Stewart. In his article James, Soteriology, And Synergism he writes, “James’s understanding of ‘works’ (good conduct; putting away anger, moral impurity, and wickedness; speaking rightly; keeping oneself unstained by the world) is equivalent to obedience to God’s law and can be legitimately linked to modem theological discussions of sanctification.”[1]

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