An Explanation of James 2: 17

By Edwin Jardinel
intellectual faith

What is being referred to as "dead" in James 2: 17? *

Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
-James 2:17

Which statement is true? *

In James 2: 26, does a body move in order to have a spirit or it moves because it has a spirit? *

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
-James 2:26

Do you serve and work for God in order to receive the Holy Spirit or you serve God and do good works because you have the Holy Spirit? *

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
-Romans 8:14-17

How is a person sealed by the Holy Spirit? *

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
-Ephesians 1:13

In Acts 10:43 and 44, how did the people receive the Holy Spirit and forgiveness of their sins? *

To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.
-Acts 10:43-44

What kind of faith would manifest good works? *

Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
-James 2:18

What kind of faith do most people have? *

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
-James 2:19

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
-Matthew 7:21-23

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