“8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. “ (Ephesians 2:8-10)
That is stretching your interpretation beyond what any honest minded observer could agree to.[/quote:1zloffua]
Jim, what you are proposing is that the Scriptures contradict themselves, that God’s very word is self-contradicting.
How do you reconcile this passage with James?