July 28, 2022

Justification by Faith or Works: Did James and Paul Disagree?

  • James: "You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone." (James 2:24)
  • Paul: "For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law." (Romans 3:28)

Mike Kapler and Joel Brueseke from the Growing in Grace podcast join me in this episode as we examine the topic of justification. Is our justification by faith alone as Paul said or is it a combination of faith and works as James said? Did James and Paul disagree on this important subject of justification? Listen in as we open the scriptures and compare the writings of both James and Paul concerning justification as well as the historical accounts dealing with this topic recorded in Acts 15, Acts 21, and Galatians.

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Mike Kapler

Author / Podcast Host

Co-host of the Growing in Grace podcast since 2005. Author of the book, Clash of the Covenants: Escaping Religious Bondage Through The Grace Guarantee.

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Joel Brueseke

Began the Grace Roots ministry in 2003 to share the ministry of being "Established in Grace, Living in Grace, Growing in Grace." Co-host of the Growing in Grace podcast since 2005.