My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Tuesday, January 08, 2008

James 2

Dead faith

Summary:
Don't privileged the privileged. Remember that the richest people are actually the poorest. If you have favourites, then you aren't loving your neighbour and are a lawbreaker. Act like you're actually being judged by these laws!

Faith without action is useless. That doesn't feed the hungry. Even demons have faith that God exists. Abraham acted on his faith when he took his son up the mountain. Rahab did something by providing a room. They all did stuff.

Key verse:
17. faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

My thoughts:
So many evangelicals are living a dead faith. It is a legitimate criticism of the modern church that we don't do enough for our world. We need to turn this around. Faith without deeds is dead. Faith which is unaccompanied by deeds kinda shows that you didn't really have faith in the first place!

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