Concordia Theological Monthly

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faith, spirit, good works, judgment, adultery, st. james

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James, in his epistle to the twelve tribes scattered abroad, does not teach salvation by works, nor does he proclaim a different way to heaven from that preached by Paul, Rom. 8, 24, and John, John 1, 19. 18, and Peter, Acts 15, 7-11, and Jesus, Mark 16, 18. James, a servant of Jesus Christ, chap. 1, 1, teaches salvation by grace through faith. Chap.1, 17.18 he speaks of regeneration though the Word by the grace of God. V. 21 he speaks of the Word as being able to save, which Word must be received, or believed. His object is to show that the faith that justifies is also sanctifying faith and that a faith which does not sanctify does not and cannot justify.


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James 2:10-17; Romans 3:24; John 1:12-13; Acts 15:7-11; Mark 16:16; James 1:17-18, 21; Galatians 5:13; 1 Peter 2:16; 1 John 3:1-10; Hebrews 12:14; James 1:19-25; James 1:26-2:13; James 2:14-26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Deuteronomy 6:5; Deuteronomy 10:12; Luke 10:28;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars