Gems 2014 — November 20 Scripture Selection: James 2

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Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

November 20 Scripture Selection: James 2

Food for Thought: James 2:14, 17-16

Who could resist this hot topic?! Well, I sure can’t. But before we address today’s selection, let us review Romans 10:8-10: “But what does it say? ‘The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart’ (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

Drawing from both James and Romans, we can come to some conclusions regarding the whole faith versus works question: First, believing that there is a God is not what saves you from your sins and the consequences of them. (Remember, even the…

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