Justification and the epistle of James 2:24, "man is justified by works, and not by faith only"

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  1. Invictus

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    I would surmise that the reason this is important -being vindicated before men - is that this is what occasions new faith in others (i.e., on the part of other people, to be clear).
     
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    Agreed! Also in the negative sense, when our behaviour as 'believers' is hipocrtitical it can provide an excuse for unbelievers when they observe it, to excuse their own sinful deeds and thus deny their own need of salvation. However it is extremely difficult for any believer to be completely righteous. It is probably sufficient for us, in God's scheme of things salvational, to be completely forgiving and impartial. Matt.5:43-48, Matt.7:2.
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    It is impossible for a man to be completely righteous. Yet, because "with God all things are possible," believers are accounted as completely righteous by the gift of God's own righteousness, when they receive it through faith in Christ.
     
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