What good is it my brothers and sisters if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brothers or sisters is naked and lacks daily food and one of you says to them "Go in peace, keep warm and eat your fill." and yet you do not supply their bodily needs what good of that? So faith by itself if it has no works is dead but someone will say "you have faith and I have works and I by my works will show you my faith" you believe that God is one you do well even the demons believe and shudder do you want to be shown you senseless person that faith apart from works is barren? Was not our ancestor Abraham justified by works when he offered his son, Isaac on the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works and faith was brought to completion by the works. Thus the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God and it was reckoned to him as righteousness and he was called the friend of God." You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone likewise was not Rahab the prostitute also justified by works when she welcomed the messengers and sent them out by another road? For just as the body without a spirit is deceased so faith without works is dead.