What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?
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Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food.
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If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?
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In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
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But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.
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You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.
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You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless ?
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Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?
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You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.
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And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend.
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You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.