Is true religion a matter of the heart, or does it have to somehow affect the way we live our lives? Is Christianity merely a philosophy, a world-view, a way of thinking about things? Or does Christianity have to affect the way we interact with people in the world?
There is a faith versus works debate that has gone on for a very long time in Christianity. Some say we are saved by faith alone—that works have nothing whatever to do with it. Others say we are saved by works.
I don’t expect to resolve that debate, but let me call James, the Lord’s brother, as a witness. You are on the jury and you can decide how to take his testimony.
Ronald L. Dart
Ronald L. Dart (1934–2016) — People around the world have come to appreciate his easy style, non-combative approach to explaining the Bible, and the personal, almost one-on-one method of explaining what’s going on in the world in the light of the Bible. After retiring from teaching and church administration in 1995 he started Christian Educational Ministries and the Born to Win radio program.