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...ne. And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? James compared two different sides of faith. The first being genuine faith, which leads to good works, and empty faith which is not faith at all. True faith is alive and backed up by works. False faith that has nothing to show for itself is dead. In conclusion, both faith and works are important in salvation. However, believers are justified, or declared righteous before God, solely by faith. Jesus Christ is the only One who deserves credit for doing the work of salvation. Christians are saved by God 's grace through faith alone. Works, on the other hand, are the evidence of genuine salvation. Good works demonstrate the truth of one 's faith. In other words, works are the obvious, visible results of being justified by faith.
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