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  •  James disagrees with you (1+ / 0-)
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    Wee Mama
    Christianity is not about behavior, it is merely about what belief.  
    In fact, a good many Christians would profoundly disagree with you, but here's the James take.
    Isn't it obvious that faith and works are yoked partners, that faith expresses itself in works? That the works are "works of faith"? The full meaning of "believe" in the Scripture sentence, "Abraham believed God and was set right with God," includes his action. It's that mesh of believing and acting that got Abraham named "God's friend." Is it not evident that a person is made right with God not by a barren faith but by faith fruitful in works?
    James 2:22-24

    from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

    by Catte Nappe on Tue Apr 10, 2012 at 12:39:50 PM PDT

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    •  Easy to play that game.... (1+ / 0-)
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      JosephK74
      Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies."  John 11:26
      So there you have Jesus disagreeing with James.  Mere belief trumps everything.  

      Of course,  you can find a Bible verse to support and oppose virtually anything -- which is yet another reason why is it a poor choice for moral guidance.  

      •  Not disagreeing at all (0+ / 0-)

        It's a matter of being necessary, but not sufficient.

        from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

        by Catte Nappe on Tue Apr 10, 2012 at 05:32:12 PM PDT

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