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Disabusing James 2:17, Part 2: Why do some insist that dead faith is "false faith? "

An increasing number of theologians and pastors are vehemently insisting that “dead faith” is not living faith which has died, but a false or counterfeit faith which was never true faith at all, in spite of there being no biblical support for such a definition of “dead.” Instead, this is an example of when a theological perspective demands that the text be interpreted in keeping with its theology, rather than theology being shaped by Scripture.

Disabusing James 2:17, Part 1 What is "Dead Faith?"

James 2:17 declares that “faith without works is dead,” and many use this verse to question the salvation of anyone who confesses faith in Jesus Christ, but does not have sufficient “good works.” This video presents the study of the words “to die,” “death” and “dead” in the Old and New Testaments, and demonstrates that “dead faith” is not false, fake or counterfeit, but true faith…which has died.

Disabusing James 2:14: Saved from What?

James 2:14: “What use is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith, but he has no works? Can that faith save him?” Instead of adopting an Augustinian mindset which almost always interprets “salvation” as “saved from hell” (and hence the Roman Catholic image), let’s let the context inform us of the answer to the question, “saved from what?”

Resurrection Sunday

It’s so easy to become entangled with the world. Even today, many believers say happy easter, not even knowing where in the world this event came from, and why bunnies are at the center of it. 249 more words

Business Closed

Christianity is not a religion, it is the announcement of the end of religion. Religion consists of all the things (believing, behaving, worshipping, sacrificing) the human race has ever thought it had to do to get right with God. 224 more words

Gospel

You are Not Who You Were! You are a New Creation in Christ!

If you have been reborn in Christ you are a new creation. You are not just the same old person now with a little Jesus added. 832 more words