I’ explained it as in Ephesians 2:8+9 then verse ten comes naturally
Verses 8 + 9 says – [color=red:u7lp274d]For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. [/color:u7lp274d]
Verse 10 then says: [color=red:u7lp274d]For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them [/color:u7lp274d]
No twisting of any Scriptures, just quoting them. Note it says to do good works nothing about getting saved by them here or in Titus 2:14 [color=red:u7lp274d]who gave Himself for us, that [u:u7lp274d][b:u7lp274d]He might redeem us [/b:u7lp274d][/u:u7lp274d]from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, [u:u7lp274d][b:u7lp274d]zealous for good works.[/[/b:u7lp274d][/u:u7lp274d]color]
[u:u7lp274d][i:u7lp274d][b:u7lp274d] How do you explain Scriptures being a Gospel of grace but then saying you can work for it?[/b:u7lp274d][/i:u7lp274d][/u:u7lp274d] When Romans 11;6 tells us – And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work[/color:u7lp274d].
and it is even illustrated shortly before in Romans 9:30-32 – 30 [color=red:u7lp274d]What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness of faith; 31 but Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness. 32 Why? Because they did not seek it by faith, but as it were, by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone[/color:u7lp274d]
and verses Romans 10:2 +4- 2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes
and as Romans 4:3 explains – [color=red:u7lp274d]3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” 4 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.[/color:u7lp274d]
Note Mr LARoberts I just quoted each verse? so much for your garbage of
[quote:u7lp274d]Alone added to the Bible by Ron.
James always a problem for Protestants who wish it would just go away.[/quote:u7lp274d]
[b:u7lp274d]No problem[/b:u7lp274d] -the words were added for your benefit
And now Jon – you must explain your own point of
[quote:u7lp274d]How do you reconcile the plain language of James with the rest of the Scriptures without contorting the context and the subjects of which they speak?[/quote:u7lp274d]