Was not Abraham our father justified by works, offering up Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou that faith did cooperate with his works and by works faith was made perfect? James 2:21-22[/quote:3cggvtiq]
but He was declared righteous before that ever happened, long before Isaac was even born.
Your interpretation of Romans and Ephesianas is likewise contradicted explicitly by James. [/quote:3cggvtiq]
I just copied what was there, it did not need any interpretation, so why say that James contradicts these when we know that Scriptures do not cotrsdict other verses – as I illustrated with Ephesian 2:8+9 is followed by verse 10? Read it for what it says.