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Previous Page 1 2 3 Next Page. He is using the word in the sense of the Book of Proverbs, that we are spiritually foolish. He concludes with a brief illustration and restatement of his point 2: Abraham was not saved by his obedience in sacrificing Isaac. Rather, that obedience proved the reality of his previous saving faith.
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By faith, Abel offered a better sacrifice. By faith, Noah built the ark. All through the chapter we see how faith acted. It is the same point that James is making, that faith is not mere words, without action. The proof that Abraham believed God is seen in his actions: He obediently offered up Isaac. Genuine faith and works are inseparable, because genuine faith always results in good works. For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush.
Note also that James adds 2: It would be pretty impressive for someone to say that the President is his friend. It would be even more impressive for the President to call that man his friend. How much more amazing it is that God calls us His friends! Jesus connected friendship with Him with obedience when He said John So the obedient faith that James is describing is not just outward obedience to a list of commandments. It is certainly not a grudging obedience to a cruel taskmaster.
Rather, it is an obedience that involves personal friendship with the holy God of the universe! So when you believe in Christ as the one who died for your sins, God not only declares you righteous. James may have picked Rahab to contrast with Abraham.
He was the revered patriarch; she was the redeemed prostitute. He was the father of the Hebrews; she was a pagan foreigner. He was a man; she was a woman.tcpassessment.com/images/como/301.php
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Or, there may be a subtle comparison, in that both Abraham and Rahab were models of faith and hospitality, in contrast to the dead faith of the man in 2: She ran an inn in Jericho that also was a house of ill repute. But before she sent them off, she testified of how she had heard of what the Lord had done for Israel in delivering them from Egypt and in the victories that they had won in the wilderness.
Then she secured their pledge to save her and her family from the coming destruction and slaughter of Jericho. Rather, at the risk of her own life, she helped these men to escape and then she carefully obeyed their instructions about how she and her family could be spared when Israel invaded Jericho. Her faith was not just empty words.
It is interesting that Rahab is usually referred to in the Bible as Rahab the harlot , even after her conversion. Second, her example shows how highly God regards an operative faith to obtain His mercy and favor.
Third, her life shows that where great sins are pardoned, there must be great acts of self-denial. She had to prefer the honor of God and the good of His people ahead of the preservation of her own country. She had to abandon her former friends and turn completely from her former course of life in order to be saved.
To follow Christ, we must count the cost and turn from our sins.
So James, with Paul, believed that we are justified by faith alone. But also, with Paul, he believed that good works prove that faith is genuine. Both Abraham and Rahab demonstrate this. Their faith was not just empty profession, but it resulted in obedience in some very difficult situations. Works are not added to faith, but rather they are inextricably a part of genuine faith. The entire gospel is at stake! There are those in our day that separate faith and works.
One of my former seminary professors and many men from that seminary have formed a group called the Grace Evangelical Society. They think that they are preserving salvation by faith alone in Christ alone by their teaching. But in reality they deny what Scripture teaches about the nature of genuine faith, that it is inseparable from a life of good works.
For example, they teach that someone may believe in Christ for salvation, and yet live a completely sinful, worldly life.
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But the Bible clearly teaches that if God imparts new life to a formerly dead sinner, that new life and the saving faith that God grants will inevitably show itself in a life of good deeds John 5: This does not mean that true believers never sin. It does not mean that anyone ever perfectly follows the Lord. But, also, do not confound faith and works. Two factors make this a prevalent error.
Rev. EVAN PROBERT,
First, human nature since the fall is oriented towards works-righteousness. That is a spiritually fatal mistake! Second, the pervasive influence of the Roman Catholic Church has led many to confound faith and works. At the Councils of Trent, the Catholic Church specifically countered the teaching of the Reformers on justification by faith alone. I could quote many similar statements, but one must suffice: Oh, it is a living, busy, active, might thing, this faith; and so it is impossible for it not to do good works incessantly.
It does not ask whether there are good works to do, but before the question rises, it has already done them, and is always at the doing of them. He who does not these works is a faithless man. He gropes and looks about after faith and good works, and knows neither what faith is nor what good works are, though he talks and talks, with many words, about faith and good works.
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