James 2:18 (KJV)
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
I knew a lady once, she’s passed away now, who refused to get baptized because she said she wanted to prove a Christian can go to heaven without being baptized. She had a friend who professed to be a Christian but refused to attend church because she wanted to prove she could go to heaven without being a member of or attending church. They were demonstrating their faith, they believed, by their works, or lack of it.
I supposed every sort of faith has some sort of work associated with it, even if the work is not to work. I wish to point out that our actions tell a great deal about our faith – what we believe. I would go so far as to say our work shows our true faith much more than our words do.
- One person’s faith compels him to be very religious. He does what he does because he believes these things earn him a spot in heaven.
- Another person’s faith sets them to work building up churches. His faith leads him to believe that if he won’t do it neither will God.
- I want my faith to show that I believe in a living and present God, with whom I have a true and personal relationship.
And I would like to lead others to know Him in the same way.
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James 2:18 Show Me Your Faith
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