Does James Contradict Paul?

Part 8 in an 8 part series. View series intro and index. Over the centuries, some have argued that the apostle James in his letter contradicts Paul’s doctrine of justification.  The proof text for this, they say, is James 2:14-24.  James says, “You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone” (v. 24).   The argument people make, however, is that we need faith in Jesus plus works, not simply faith.  This is unconvincing for (at least) two reasons: James’ context is to convince people that intellectual faith is not enough to save them.  He says, “What good … Continue reading Does James Contradict Paul?