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"jim rapp":1zloffua wrote:
So “works” doesn’t equal “actions”?

“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?