James and Paul: Are we
Justified by our Works?
Under Covenant, James wrote that
the twelve tribes of Israel were justified by faith PLUS works.
James 2:24 Ye see then how that
by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
Under Grace, Paul wrote that WE are
justified "by faith" APART from works.
Romans 5:1 Therefore being
justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by
the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be
justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be
And as a matter of fact, today
if you follow what James wrote about justification, the bible says you have fallen from
Galatians 5:4 Christ is become
of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from
There is nothing wrong with the
bible. The confusion creeps in through denominations, organisation, and religious institutes who fail to RIGHTLY
DIVIDE the word of truth.
As a result what they miss is
that while works did once play a role in salvation it no longer does.
And is why Paul
Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of
works: otherwise grace is no more grace...
For Paul to have written "no more of works" meant that it
once WAS of works, correct?
It once-was but not-anymore.
Grace & works
for salvation no longer mix. The two are no longer compatible but are mutually-exclusive.
This as a result of the finished cross-work of Christ.
While we are called unto good works, we mustn't get the cart before the horse.
We don't work to BE saved, we work because we ARE
We don't work FOR salvation, we work FROM
If our churches would simply pay closer attention to
who each letter of the bible is addressed to, there would be far less confusion.
James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are
scattered abroad, greeting
Which tribe are you
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened."
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