Bible: James 2:17-23

2:17 So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself. 2:18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” 1  Show me your faith without works and I will show you faith by 2  my works. 2:19 You believe that God is one; well and good. 3  Even the demons believe that – and tremble with fear. 4 

2:20 But would you like evidence, 5  you empty fellow, 6  that faith without works is useless? 7  2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 2:22 You see that his faith was working together with his works and his faith was perfected by works. 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, Now Abraham believed God and it was counted to him for righteousness,” 8  and he was called God’s friend. 9 

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