Faith Without Works
Bob and Penny Lord
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Copyright 2011 Bob and Penny Lord
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Faith without works
"Take the case, my brothers, of someone who has never done a single good act but claims that he has faith. Will that faith save him? If one of the brothers or one of the sisters is in need of clothes and has not enough food to live on, and one of you says to them, `I wish you well; keep yourself warm and eat plenty,' without giving them these bare necessities of life, then what good is that? Faith is like that: if good works do not go with it, it is quite dead."
"...You say you have faith and I have good deeds; I will prove to you that I have faith by showing you my good deeds - now you prove to me that you have faith without any good deeds to show.
"...Do realize, you senseless man, that faith without good works is useless!"
James the Apostle was very adamant about the need of good works, centuries before Martin Luther changed Scripture to suit his own agenda. St. Paul in his letter to the Romans wrote,