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Solo el evangelio será solución para quienes han caído en la trampa del error.
Gálatas 3:1-5
Siendo el evangelio tan glorioso por causa de su origen, ¿vamos a cambiarlo para complacer a hombres?
Gálatas 1:11-24
♫ Cause my inability He was sent for me ... He took my cup from me and gracefully He drank the grave ♪
Romans 7:1-6
Be what you are, not what you were.
Romans 6:1-14
Se fuerte y valiente. Este fue el mandamiento del Señor y la petición de parte de los líderes de Israel.
Josué 1
Be strong and courageous. This was the Lord's command and the request from the leaders of Israel.
Joshua 1
Our good God has provided for our hope and joy by reconciling us to Him through Jesus.
Romans 5:6-11
Since on us there could be no guarantee of the promise, God made it rest on grace through faith.
Romans 4:16-21
Si teniendo la verdad de Dios nos hemos dejado llevar por el engaño del pecado, ¿quiénes somos nosotros para objetar el juicio de Dios?
Romans 3:1-8
God has condemned sin in the flesh of Jesus in order to enable me to live in a way that pleases Him.
Romans 8:1-17
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Siendo Pablo el más pequeño de todos los santos, no tenemos excusa para no anunciar la Palabra y vivirla.
Efesios 3:1-13
No olvides que no fue porque había algo en nosotros, sino por la gracia de Dios, que ahora tenemos paz por medio de la sangre de Jesús.
Efesios 2:11-22
Dios nos ha bendecido para Su gloria. Cuando esto se mezcla con vidas llenas de fe y amor, tienes suficientes razones para no parar de orar.
Efesios 1:15-23
Cuán grande gozo saber que no depende de mi desempeño, sino de que Él me llame por mi nombre.
Juan 10:1-6
¿Es posible obedecer el mandato de amar de la manera como el pueblo judío obedecía la ley, es decir, satisfaciendo la letra únicamente?
Romanos 13:8-10
Lord, let us enjoy your “tune” in such a way that our life would be as a joyful dance that follows your rhythm.
Luke 7:24-35
Dios no nos salvó porque nos necesitaba, sino para que pudiésemos comprender cuánto lo necesitábamos.
1 Corintios 1:26-31
¿A qué le temes? Si tu Señor es el Cristo, entrega tu vida en Sus manos para que Él se encargue de salvarla.
Lucas 2:10-11
Dios nos ha destinado para salvación, no vivamos como si desearamos lo opuesto.
1 Tesalonicenses 5:8-11
Algunos hijos del diablo estan convencidos que son hijos de Dios y que son herederos de Sus promesas, aunque maten al Mesías.
Juan 8:31-44
Si tu evangelio no muestra a Cristo glorioso, no es el evangelio.
2 Corintios 4:3-6
¿Qué tan bueno te consideras?
Lucas 18:9-14
Confiemos en el llamado de Aquel que ha demostrado Su amor para con nosotros. Abandonemos nuestros pensamientos, los Suyos son mejores.
Isaías 55:6-13
Todo pecador, sin distinción, judío y no judío, será juzgado conforme a sus obras.
Romanos 2:6-11
No hay defensa válida para quien emite juicio de condenación a quien practica lo mismo que él. Él solo se ha juzgado.
Romanos 2:1-5
El pecado sólo nos lleva a más pecado.
Romanos 1:24-32
Si te consideras sensato, entonces no rechaces lo que es evidente. Hay un único Dios verdadero, hónralo.
Romanos 1:18-23
Adorémos a Dios proclamando el evangelio y gocémonos al ver Su obra en aquellos que le reciben.
Romanos 1:8-17
Pablo aprovechaba cada oportunidad para dar a conocer a Cristo. Su salutación a los Romanos está llena del evangelio.
Romanos 1:1-7
¿Qué impide que esa gracia se muestre en tu vida hoy?
2 Corintios 8:1-9
No pongas tu confianza en las cosas que haces, sino en el carácter bondadoso de Dios.
Romanos 2:25-29
La amistad de Dios es exclusiva, no la menosprecies buscando amistad con el mundo.
Santiago 4:1-10
Focus on the author and message, not on the messenger.
1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
Love for God and neighbor impels us to announce the Gospel in a manner worthy of God.
1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
¿Eres arrogante o humilde cuando defiendes la verdad?
Santiago 3:13-18
Let us live not only as good children of God but also as loving members of His family.
1 Thessalonians 1
Que Dios te favorezca con un privilegio no significa que estés excento ante Su Ley.
Romanos 2:17-24
Entender el poder de la lengua debería ser un elemento disuasivo en el deseo de ser maestro para aquellos que no pueden controlarla.
Santiago 3:1-5
Ahora tenemos una nueva vida que es capaz de domar la lengua. No dejes que ese monstruo se salga de control.
Santiago 3:5-12
Todos, de alguna manera, hemos sido expuestos a la Ley de Dios. Conocerla no nos da ninguna ventaja, a menos que la practiquemos por la fe.
Romanos 2:12-16
Now we have a new life, able to tame the tongue. Do not let that monster be out of control.
James 3:5-12
Tu fe será evidente a través de la misericordia y de la generosidad (Santiago 2:1-13), no a través de tus palabras.
Santiago 2:14-26
Lo que perseguimos en la eternidad queda evidenciado en lo que perseguimos en el presente.
Romanos 2:6-11
El favoritismo demuestra falta de amor por el hermano e irrespeto hacia Dios. Deshazte de eso en tu vida y sé misericordioso.
Santiago 2:1-13
The power of the tongue should be a deterrent in the desire to be a teacher to those who can not control it.
James 3:1-5
Sin Cristo eramos esclavos. Dios Lo entregó a nuestro favor, para nuestra redención y provisión en lo que concierne a la vida y a la piedad.
2 Reyes 4:1-7
Partiality shows a lack of love for the brother and disrespect for God. Get rid of it and be merciful.
James 2:1-13
La mujer que teme al Señor es de gran honra para su esposo.
Proverbios 31:10-31
The excellent wife is great honor for her husband.
Proverbs 31:10-31
Si en Dios encontramos nuestro más grande bien, rechazarlo, sin duda, será nuestro más grande mal.
Romanos 1:24-32
Sin rodeos, directo al evangelio.
Gálatas 1:1-5
¿Cuál será la excusa válida delante del Dios omnisciente y justo?
Romanos 1:18-23
La explicación de la Parábola del Sembrador la convierte en la Parábola del Oidor.
Lucas 8:16-18
La gratitud de Pablo no se debía al amor a una tarea, sino al amor por el Señor de la tarea y por los beneficiarios de la misma.
Romanos 1:8-17
Creer en Su mensaje tiene que ver con obedecer a Aquel que es el contenido central de Su mensaje.
Romanos 1:1-7
El Padre, el Hijo y el Espíritu Santo se "confabulan" para darnos buenas noticias, llenas de gracia y paz.
Romanos 1:1-7
Que nuestro amor por Dios y por las personas nos impulse a hablar de Cristo aún en nuestras conversaciones más simples.
Romanos 1:1-7
Lo más importante en tu vida, con el fin de saber quién eres, es saber a quién perteneces.
Romanos 1:1-7
¿Cuáles son tus credenciales? ¿Qué te califica para la posición que tienes, el rango que has alcanzado, o el trabajo que haces?
Romanos 1:1-7
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Saving faith = Loving faith
James 2:14-26
Your faith will be evidenced through mercy and generosity (James 2:1-13), not through words.
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Published April 16th, 2016
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There is no evidence of true faith doing vs. 16, those are just empty words. We have excellent examples of true faith in Scripture, and in all of them their faith was evidenced by works. It is not different in our time. Even demons demonstrate their "faith" (not for salvation), shuddering.
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What good is it, my brothers,
Τί τὸ ὄφελος, ἀδελφοί μου,
if someone says he has faith
ἐὰν πίστιν λέγῃ τις ἔχειν
o but does not have works?
ἔργα δὲ μὴ ἔχῃ ;
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Can that faith save him?
μὴ δύναται ἡ πίστις σῶσαι αὐτόν;
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p If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food,
ἐὰν ἀδελφὸς ἢ ἀδελφὴ γυμνοὶ ὑπάρχωσιν καὶ λειπόμενοι ὦσιν τῆς ἐφημέρου τροφῆς
q and one of you says to them,
εἴπῃ δέ τις αὐτοῖς ἐξ ὑμῶν•
“Go in peace,
ὑπάγετε ἐν εἰρήνῃ,
be warmed
θερμαίνεσθε
and filled,”
καὶ χορτάζεσθε ,
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without giving them the things needed for the body,
μὴ δῶτε δὲ αὐτοῖς τὰ ἐπιτήδεια τοῦ σώματος,
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what good 1 is that?
τί τὸ ὄφελος;
So also faith by itself, ... is dead,
οὕτως καὶ ἡ πίστις, ... νεκρά ἐστιν καθʼ ἑαυτήν,
[⇡] if it does not have works.
[⇡] ἐὰν μὴ ἔχῃ ἔργα.
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But someone will say,
Ἀλλʼ ἐρεῖ τις•
“You have faith
σὺ πίστιν ἔχεις ,
and I have works. ”
κἀγὼ ἔργα ἔχω •
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Show me your faith r apart from your works,
δεῖξόν μοι τὴν πίστιν σου χωρὶς τῶν ἔργων,
and I will show you my faith s by my works.
κἀγώ σοι δείξω ἐκ τῶν ἔργων μου τὴν πίστιν.
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t You believe
σὺ πιστεύεις
that God is one;
ὅτι εἷς ἐστιν ὁ θεός,
you do well.
καλῶς ποιεῖς •
Even u the demons believe—
καὶ τὰ δαιμόνια πιστεύουσιν
and shudder!
καὶ φρίσσουσιν .
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Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless?
Θέλεις δὲ γνῶναι , ὦ ἄνθρωπε κενέ, ὅτι ἡ πίστις χωρὶς τῶν ἔργων ἀργή ἐστιν ;
v Was not Abraham our father justified by works
Ἀβραὰμ ὁ πατὴρ ἡμῶν οὐκ ἐξ ἔργων ἐδικαιώθη
when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar?
ἀνενέγκας Ἰσαὰκ τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον;
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that w faith was active along with his works,
ὅτι ἡ πίστις συνήργει τοῖς ἔργοις αὐτοῦ
and faith was completed x by his works;
καὶ ἐκ τῶν ἔργων ἡ πίστις ἐτελειώθη ,
and the Scripture was fulfilled that says,
καὶ ἐπληρώθη ἡ γραφὴ ἡ λέγουσα •
y “Abraham believed God,
ἐπίστευσεν δὲ Ἀβραὰμ τῷ θεῷ,
and it was counted to him as righteousness”—
καὶ ἐλογίσθη αὐτῷ εἰς δικαιοσύνην
and he was called a z friend of God.
καὶ φίλος θεοῦ ἐκλήθη .
You see
ὁρᾶτε
that a person is justified by works
ὅτι ἐξ ἔργων δικαιοῦται ἄνθρωπος
and not by faith alone.
καὶ οὐκ ἐκ πίστεως μόνον.
And in the same way was not also a Rahab the prostitute justified by works
ὁμοίως δὲ καὶ Ῥαὰβ ἡ πόρνη οὐκ ἐξ ἔργων ἐδικαιώθη
b when she received the messengers
ὑποδεξαμένη τοὺς ἀγγέλους
and sent them out by another way?
καὶ ἑτέρᾳ ὁδῷ ἐκβαλοῦσα ;
For as the body apart from the spirit is dead,
ὥσπερ γὰρ τὸ σῶμα χωρὶς πνεύματος νεκρόν ἐστιν ,
so also faith apart from works is dead.[”]
οὕτως καὶ ἡ πίστις χωρὶς ἔργων νεκρά ἐστιν .
This takes me back to the vs. 1-13. Don't pretend that this is about using "nice words", you need to really love your brothers.
Rhetorical question #1 - There is no good if (when) someone says he has faith but does not have works.
Rhetorical question #2 - That kind of faith cannot save him.
Rhetorical question #3 - There is no good in that.
Rhetorical question #4 - Let me show you through some examples that faith apart from works is useless.
Rhetorical question #5 - Abraham was justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar.
Rhetorical question #6 - In the same way Rahab was justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way.
Given the context, the importance is not in the timing of the event, but in how that happened.
You have faith, and I, besides faith, have works, therefore you are not able to show your faith because you don't have works, but on the contrary, I have my works as an evidence of my faith.
Therefore, you shouldn't be satisfied by your workless belief that God is one, because even the demons believe that, but with different result than yours, they shudder.
Sarcasm? Of course you should believe that, because even demons do it, but they also shudder as a result of this belief.
Stressing the point - Even Rahab, who was a Gentile and a prostitute showed her faith by her works.
If this is James talking, who is the foolish person? I think that this could be a continuation of the correction (response) of the second "someone".
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6 For in Christ Jesus e neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything , but f only faith working through love .
1 John 3:17-18
17 But f if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet g closes his heart against him, h how does God’s love abide in him? 18 Little children, let us not i love in word or talk but in deed and j in truth .
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2 Corinthians 13:5
5 Examine yourselves , to see whether you are in the faith. v Test yourselves . Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that w Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test !
Comments
Andy Hubert
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.
I think the cross references you include at the end of the page are a great help. Particularly this one (Gal 5:6) hands-down defeats the "James contradicts Paul" argument, and leads us to think more about what is meant by both of them.
Chris Thomas
Also, framing your arc around the sequencing of rhetorical questions was a great way to make sense of the argument. Again, very helpful.
Chris Thomas
I love your sequence of additional verses that support your conclusions from James—very helpful.
Josué Pineda
Thanks Chris.
I used the Markup feature of the Look-up module to do it.
Josué Pineda
This passage is quite difficult. It took me hours to do it, but... questions, comments, suggestions, objections and/or corrections are well received.
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