Originally posted by ahnggk
Originally posted by NOTurTypicalPaul is addressing " Here is how one is saved", and James is saying " Here is what saved folks look like". They both say the same thing just take it in another direction. James is talking about the fruit of genuine faith will result in good works.
Thanks for the correction.
Your argument can be valid because we all have Bibles and all can read...
...But during Paul's time, the Gentiles did not have the scriptures and if they did, they probably couldn't read it. They could be depending entirely on Paul's speeches to understand the Gospel...
...So if Paul missed out on something and/or said something different, the early Gentiles are in trouble don't you think? It would make him either irresponsible or a false prophet.
On the other hand, Jesus told it completely in his teachings, how to be saved, and the evidence of the transformation. Jesus was clear, concise, and complete on the 'How Tos' of salvation.edit on 8-8-2012 by ahnggk because: (no reason given)
Well if you want to make that argument then you have to throw out Christ as well. His teachings during that time were likewise passed on by oral tradition. The gospels were not written for the first 20 or so years. Everyone relied upon oral tradition of what He taught.