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  • Foxy presnell
    Christ alone take us home. by the blood of cross . HE died us who belive in him. god rose from the dead. to heaven
    What, O vain MAN? YOU child of the devil, YOU enemy of all righteousness, perverting the right ways of the LORD JESUS CHRIST! Do I not hear and see all these things? Does not MY HOLY Father give me all things in heaven AND earth? Ye imagine to separate and sue the Christ child, even the Son whom GOD raised again from the dead? YOU want repayment? WOE TO THEM THAT SIN, AND KEEP NOT MY COMMANDMENTS.
  • Lia
    Only good overcomes evil. Evil as a response only makes more evil. We cannot be focused on the splinter in our neighbors eye because our focus should be on the Lord....mercy always overcomes judgement
  • Steve
    Faith: to stand firm in what has been preached to us by the Fathers, the Prophets, the Saints, what God has spoken to them, that God has given/written the law in a book, and that it is required of us, who profess to have understanding of the word, to absorb the truth that is written and profess that alone, their is no private interpretation that will suffice. We must rely on the Book andunderstand
  • Rev Richard Boyd
    Look easy believing is not faith it is an easy way for people to try to get God to conform to mans way of thinking instead of conforming to the way of a all powerful God, all knowing, and perfect in all judgement with love, if you have no works with your faith you are useless to the up building of the kingdom of God we need God but God does not need us he desires fellowship with us forever.
  • Obbie Beal
    Faith/Work or Work/Faith (as it relate to salvation) is two-words spelled different but has the same meaning in the Heart /dictionary of Jehovah/GOD; so, we achieving what GOD desires, the way HE want us too achieve it, causes the definition of these two words to be in-sep-able (1-example; For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also).
  • Karen Bowling
    I think that the devils believe in God and tremble. We must do more than just believe. Works are the fruits of the spirit. You will know them by their fruits. If you bare no fruits and only have belief in Jesus, God will cut your branch off the vine and burn you. As Christian we were grafted into the vine. If you bare no fruits you are toast.
  • BSP
    Verse 3~We must show honor and respect to all no matter if they are rich or poor.
    Yet now, being the last days of the last time, with Christ being raised again from the dead; even walking the earth in his flesh (and the end of this world being nigh:) The confessions, or lack thereof, of every spirit gives the Godly discernment of the ungodly. The ungodly spirit confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, but the loving spirits of God confess that Christ is now come.
  • Patriotic Preacher
    A disciple,
    The Spirit will convict us whether we have Jesus in our hearts and minds or not. The Word that he has spoken already judges us and we will stand before him, bare, while the books are opened and the works of the heart, mind, and temple will be revealed. Anyone need assistance to know where their heart is? Hear what you say. The mouth speaks what is abundant in the heart.
  • HAL
    Salvation has always been by "grace through faith". Luther was right when he preached that we are saved by faith alone. It is the theme of the Bible. What James is stressing is that our faith must be manifested by(works of)obedience and he gave the examples of Abraham and Rahab. Many do good works to impress others which is not of faith but the one who has faith must show it by his good works.
  • John Morris
    "The dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of Yahuwah, and have the testimony of Yahushua, the Anointed." Revelation 12:17.
  • John Morris
    Don't be too quick to abrogate Yehuwa's Law to the dustbin. We know the result of making void the law of Yahuwah? The experiment has been tried. Terrible were the scenes enacted in France when atheism became the controlling power. It was then demonstrated to the world that to throw off the restraints which Yahuwah has imposed is to accept the rule of the cruellest of tyrants.
  • Sam
    Verse 24 We are not justified by faith alone, as falsely taught by Luther. This is the only time the term faith alone occurs in scripture, and herein it says we are NOT justified by faith alone.
  • A disciple
    God wants us to love one another; not merely in word, but in deed and in truth. In Matthew 25, for example, it says plainly that we shall all be judged at the last day by how we treated one another. Jesus came not to abolish the law or the Prophets, but to completely make full! Us being saved by His grace is the sign to the world of Jesus having finished what the Father sent Him to do.
  • A disciple
    "For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?" While few like the meat and many like to pick the bone, about whether being under grace exempts us from the works of the Law. But isn't the Spirit of Grace given for us to DO God's Law?
  • A disciple
    GAR (cont.) That's just it, isn't it? "Let your light thus shine before men, THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN." Why did Cain murder his brother? Because his own WORKS were evil, AND HIS BROTHER'S RIGHTEOUS. By what will the Spirit in us convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; if not by our love for Jesus SHOWN BY keeping His commandments?
  • GAR
    What doth it profit? What does your faith profit to the observer if he cannot see any works? Can faith, not being seen by works, bring the observer to a point where he will be saved? Can faith, that has works to show the faith, communicate to the observer truths which can save him? I want my faith to be seen by my works so that people, observers, can possibly come to the point of being saved.
  • Ray Jay
    All the good works you do and attempt to do are because of your faith.

    One thing to remember, when you do those good works 100% of glory should also go to God; which again, a work (testimony) you will do, because of your faith. Amazing!

    PS. I Need to be better at what I just preached above.

  • Ann Hering
    James is written to the twelve tribes which are scattered. James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. We are not under a works based salvation in the dispensation of the grace of God given to us by the Apostle Paul. Faith and works is only for Israel and will be what is required for salvation during the 7 year Tribulation period.
  • A disciple
    servant; I think what you're trying to say, Faith calls those things that be not, as though they are; and our manner of life, character and behavior, makes manifest what kind we are. Did I get that right? And yes, I agree, some things are known in part and manifest just now; but only when we are brought before God at the last day shall we know perfectly all things about ourselves and everyone.
  • Servant of God
    Faith=the certainty without witness that God exists. Works=that by which we are judged by God. Even so, God is a rewarder to the faithful and works determine our apparel in the afterlife. Do not be fooled by the evil beings in this world for you know that they lie to convince you you are mistaken and not them. God sees them for he is a heart-knower and deals with them accordingly. He knows!
  • A disciple
    "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble." "Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:" If anyone thinks that by only "believing" and "parroting" some verses, that God is going to overlook his unholy life and hypocrisy, he's in for a terrible awakening!
  • Steve
    Faith without works is dead. Up to six months ago I lived a life of hypocritical Faith . After a serious accident, The Holy Spirit has dealt severely with me. As a teacher and minister the works I did were counted as dirty rags, because of hypocritical Faith. Always thank God for His chastisment....it means He loves you.Thank the merciful God of second chances. Allow Him to open your eyes now.
  • BSP
    Verse 9: This verse is showing that if one is showing favoritism this is considered a sin to God.
  • Jim
    Faith is action, not just talk but walk also, the Christian life is not fake or phony. a person can fool other people but you can not fool the All Mighty God.
  • A disciple
    Tamar; Faith without works, action, a conduct and course in life reflecting the word and grace put in the heart by God; faith without works is like a dead corpse. It is the spirit that animates the body with life; and so the body functions and continually works to maintain and support its life, but the spirit is the life. Thank you for your post! We are so blessed to have the Word of God!
  • Tamar
    I love the last verse faith without works is dead like a dead body when the spirit leaves it it's very important to have working faith in God amen.
  • A disciple
    Amen Sister; Its interesting too, that when we aren't in such a hurry to let everyone know everything we stand for as a Christian; that the Holy Spirit is well able to convict others by seeing our Christian conduct and character, without preaching! Then, when we do get a chance to speak with them, the Lord can freely speak through us because we have proven trustworthy in QUIETLY WALKING IN TRUTH.
  • Carolyn Rowe
    I have read this chapter before, but today, it has new meaning for me. I can see that I have been too judgmental in my thinking. If we profess faith, it should inspire love and a desire to do good to others. Our faith should be apparent in our walk even without an outward profession. faith and works together make a complete Christian.

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