Christians, is faith without works dead?
- TeeMLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
From the many answers, we can see why there are some 40,000 different 'christian faiths'.
Many misquote Paul when he talks about 'earning' salvation.
Paul tells us, 'We cannot earn salvation' and he is correct.
Paul also tells us, if we have Faith but do not have Love, we are not saved.
Paul also tells us, we must obey the commandments of God and of his Christ, to be saved. So if we have Faith but do not Obey God we are not saved.
Having Love and obedience to God, DOES NOT EARN us salvation.
Thus Paul agrees with James, Faith without Words, is a dead faith and a dead faith won't save us.
Faith without works makes us hypocrites, and no hypocrite will be saved.
- MichaelLv 61 month ago
Jas. 2:17, 18, 21, 22, 26: “Faith, if it does not have works, is dead in itself. Nevertheless, a certain one will say: ‘You have faith, and I have works. Show me your faith apart from the works, and I shall show you my faith by my works.’ Was not Abraham our father declared righteous by works after he had offered up Isaac his son upon the altar? You behold that his faith worked along with his works and by his works his faith was perfected. Indeed, as the body without spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.”
Illustration: A young man may court a young lady, telling her that he loves her. But if he never asks her to marry him, is he really demonstrating that his love is thorough? Likewise, works are a means of demonstrating the genuineness of our faith and our love. If we do not obey God we do not really love him or have faith in the rightness of his ways. (1 John 5:3, 4) But we cannot earn salvation no matter what works we do. Eternal life is a gift from God through Jesus Christ, not payment for our works.—Eph. 2:8, 9.
“Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld.” (Heb. 11:1) True faith is not credulity, that is, a readiness to believe something without sound evidence or just because a person wants it to be so.Source(s): Exercise Your Faith in Jehovah’s Promises - https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2016767?q=fait...
- PubliusLv 71 month ago
Absolutely. The Bible says that as plain as day.
- PaulLv 71 month ago
According to Jesus Christ, yes. He Himself told us that faith without works is dead. And what He commanded us to do is to care for those less fortunate than ourselves. Faith without works is worse than no faith at all.
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- MalcolmLv 71 month ago
James 2:24, 26. Eph. 2:10. See John 6:29, Gal. 5:6.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Yes, it is.......
- OttoLv 71 month ago
Yes, the Bible teaches so.
- Chi girlLv 71 month ago
You can't read?
So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
If you're going to talk the talk, you have to walk the walk.Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
- Anonymous1 month ago
A tree is known by its fruits.
Faith is proven w works.
Look at Job. His faith was proven to God when he was tested.
- Anonymous1 month ago
In the context of helping others and glorifying the Lord, yes. In the context of heaven and hell, no. To get into heaven and avoid hell, you must not add any works to salvation. If you add even one work to salvation, you go to hell. James 2 is about helping others and other issues, not about heaven and hell. Romans 4 is about heaven and hell, and it says, WORKS NOT. Here is the truth: The Lord Jesus Christ is God. Nobody can be good enough to avoid hell. The truth is that death leads to immediate heaven or hell, depending only on whether the person believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, or not. The truth is that the Lord Jesus Christ loves you and wants to bless your life freely :) Most of all, Jesus wants you with Him forever, and not in hell. It is too late to be saved, after death.
Believing on the Lord Jesus Christ means being forgiven all sins past and future and means going to heaven. The truth is that every belief except one will lead to eternal torment in the lake of fire for every person. Because nothing pays for our sins except the death and blood of Jesus, the sacrifice of Jesus that is already accomplished by Him . Jesus loves you! The truth is that the Lord Jesus Christ is God, and Jesus died on the cross to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus was buried, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead. Nothing else pays for our sins, not works, not deeds, not religions. So the only way to heaven and to avoid hell, is by believing on Jesus for eternal life (John 6:47), without adding any of your own works (Romans 4:5). Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ to take you to heaven, and you will be in heaven, no matter what, guaranteed. That easy, thanks to Jesus! Tell Jesus that you thank Him that you will be with Him in heaven