Hi everyone, Apostle Paul in Romans 3:28 (KJV) says “therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” He goes on to say in Romans 4:5 “but to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” However, according to James in James 2:24 “Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.”
What can we say then? Are we saved by faith alone as Paul says? Or do we need both faith and work for our salvation as James tells us? Or are these examples of Paul’s writings that Peter was referring to in 2 Peter 3:15-16 (KJV) “15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction”?