James 2:24

You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.

Asking whether you are saved by faith or works is like asking which blade on the scissors does the cutting.  It’s like trying to saw Jesus into the man half and the God half.  It’s like looking for a coin with one side.  It’s like trying to get water by splitting hydrogen and oxygen apart. It’s like asking whether the brain or the heart keeps you alive.  You get the picture.  Faith without works is dead.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a Catholic author, blogger, and speaker.

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