Faith without works is dead. Does that mean then, that faith is justified by works?
God forbid. For if faith is justified by works then we could be justified by works without faith. But works in which manner, where faith justifies works, proving faith.
Writer, I’m confused. What are you talking about?
Faith itself starts with a belief to have the confidence in God, where you trust in Him to produce good works through you. It’s in this alone, that faith justifies works.
Thus, works can only prove faith if it’s wrought by God, and not by the merit of human strength, which is presumption. The presumption to act accordingly in confidence within self, trusting the reason of one’s intuition.