James chapter 2 is a passage which is widely misunderstood by men all over the world, when in fact it's very simple to see what it teaches once we let go of pre conceived ideas. When we try to understand the Bible, we have to understand that it's not the word of men, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost as the Bible says. We have to compare spiritual things with spiritual, we need to compare Scripture and Scripture, and let the Bible interpret itself.
We see that over and over again in numerous verses the Bible teaches that salvation is by grace through faith alone and that it's not of works, it's got nothing to do with how we live:
(John 1:12, John 3:15, John 3:16, John 3:18, John 3:36, John 5:24,John 6:40, John 6:47, John 8:24, John 11:25-26, Romans 3:24, Romans 4:4-6, Romans 6:23,Romans 10:9-10,13, Romans 11:6, Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5, Galatians 2:16, Galatians 3:26, Acts 16:30-31, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
''But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.'' - Romans 4:5
''Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;'' Titus 3:5
In this video Pastor Steven L Anderson of Tempe Arizona preaches the true meaning of James chapter 2.
How to be saved forever:
False repentance doctrine exposed:
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