Help me out here:
“You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone.” James 2:24 (read the passage in context here)
I’m guessing it was passages like this one in James that made Luther want the book removed from the canon of Scripture. It’s been drilled into my head ever since I became a follow of Jesus that I am justified by faith alone. Then I read something like this. It’s clear to me in scripture salvation can’t be earned, but what does this mean? Maybe it means I don’t have true faith until I actually do something that requires faith. Maybe it just means that I’m not justified by faith alone.