When professing Christians consistently disregard obedience to God and acts of mercy to their fellow man, their professions of faith are called into question. Genuine faith is evidenced by works spurred on by gratitude. Alistair Begg warns us that the greatest danger in our generation may be the vast number of people who take refuge in a false faith that rejects this truth.
14What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good2 is that? 17So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
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