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John Gill commentary - James 2:24

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« on: November 28, 2016, 11:57:25 am »

http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible/james-2-24.html

James 2:24

Ye see then how that by works a man is justified
Not as causes procuring his justification, but as effects declaring it; for the best works are imperfect, and cannot be a righteousness justifying in the sight of God, and are unprofitable in this respect; for when they are performed in the best manner, they are no other than what it is a man's duty to perform, and therefore cannot justify from sin he has committed: and besides, justification in this sense would frustrate the grace of God, make void the death of Christ, and encourage boasting in men. Good works do not go before justification as causes or conditions, but follow it as fruits and effects:

and not by faith only:
or as without works, or a mere historical faith, which being without works is dead, of which the apostle is speaking; and therefore can bear no testimony to a man's justification; hence it appears, that the Apostle James does not contradict the Apostle Paul in ( Romans 3:28 ) since they speak not of the same sort of faith; the one speaks of a mere profession of faith, a dead and lifeless one; the other of a true faith, which has Christ, and his righteousness, for its object, and works by love, and produces peace, joy, and comfort in the soul. Moreover, the Apostle Paul speaks of justification before God; and James speaks of it as it is known by its fruits unto men; the one speaks of a justification of their persons, in the sight of God; the other of the justification and approbation of their cause, their conduct, and their faith before men, and the vindication of them from all charges and calumnies of hypocrisy, and the like; the one speaks of good works as causes, which he denies to have any place as such in justification; and the other speaks of them as effects flowing from faith, and showing the truth of it, and so of justification by it; the one had to do with legalists and self-justiciaries, who sought righteousness not by faith, but by the works of the law, whom he opposed; and the other had to do with libertines, who cried up faith and knowledge, but had no regard to a religious life and conversation; and these things considered will tend to reconcile the two apostles about this business, but as effects declaring it; for the best works are imperfect, and cannot be a righteousness justifying in the sight of God, and are unprofitable in this respect; for when they are performed in the best manner, they are no other than what it is a man's duty to perform, and therefore cannot justify from sin he has committed: and besides, justification in this sense would frustrate the grace of God, make void the death of Christ, and encourage boasting in men. Good works do not go before justification as causes or conditions, but follow it as fruits and effects:
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2016, 12:37:23 pm »

Pro 8:11  For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

1 Thes 1:9  For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

Pro 12:12  The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

Pro 13:4  The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Psa 119:66  Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.

Pro 14:23  In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

Pro 15:10  Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

Pro 19:15  Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Pro 22:1  A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Pro 22:8  He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

Mat 10:28  And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.


 

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