James 2:14-26 NAS
is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no
works: Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is
without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them,
"Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not
give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?
Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered up Isaac
his son on the altar? You see that faith was working with his works,
and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; and the Scripture was
fulfilled which says, "AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED
TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS," and he was called the friend of God.
You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. In
the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she
received the messengers and sent them out by another way? For just
as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.