Lesson 3 - How James Defined Faith

Jun 16, 2024    Jim Grushon

Understanding faith has been challenging due to limited knowledge of the original Greek. Over the last 250 years, the Restoration Movement has often presented faith and works as distinct and opposing concepts. This mirrors Martin Luther's struggle 500 years ago with the book of James, leading him to deem it uninspired because he couldn't reconcile the role of actions in salvation. He concluded that salvation is solely by God's grace, independent of human action. Conversely, many in the Restoration Movement have emphasized actions as the means of salvation. Both views miss the mark; we are saved by grace through faith.