Faith alone- not biblical

This is one of the simplist refutations for me. We simply have to look to the bible to know that sola fide is not correct, in fact, while some use the verse that says that "even demons believe in God, and shiver", to Justify the whole "Personal saviour" doctrine, this is cirtainly not the context, and nowhere in the bible, are we told to accept a personal saviour (or for that metter, that Faith is enough without works), in fact, this quote is in the books of james

 New American Bible, (quoted from the site www.vatican.va )

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James Chaper 1,

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Therefore, put away all filth and evil excess and humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you and is able to save your souls.

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Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deluding yourselves.

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But the one who peers into the perfect law 12 of freedom and perseveres, and is not a hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, such a one shall be blessed in what he does.

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13 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue 14 but deceives his heart, his religion is vain.

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Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows 15 in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

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And James 2 in the Douay Rheims Bible from site

http://www.newadvent.org/bible/2th002.htm

 

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2:8. If then you fulfil the royal law, according to the scriptures: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself; you do well.
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2:8. If then you fulfil the royal law, according to the scriptures: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself; you do well.
Si tamen legem perficitis regalem secundum scripturas diliges proximum tuum sicut te ipsum bene facitis

2:9. But if you have respect to persons, you commit sin, being reproved by the law as transgressors.
Si autem personas accipitis peccatum operamini redarguti a lege quasi transgressores

2:10. And whosoever shall keep the whole law, but offend in one point, is become guilty of all.
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Guilty of all... That is, he becomes a transgressor of the law in such a manner, that the observing of all other points will not avail him to salvation; for he despises the lawgiver, and breaks through the great and general commandment of charity, even by one mortal sin. For all the precepts of the law are to be considered as one total and entire law, and as it were a chain of precepts, where, by breaking one link of this chain, the whole chain is broken, or the integrity of the law consisting of a collection of precepts. A sinner, therefore, by a grievous offence against any one precept, incurs eternal punishment; yet the punishment in hell shall be greater for those who have been greater sinners, as a greater reward shall be for those in heaven who have lived with greater sanctity and perfection.

2:12. So speak ye and so do, as being to be judged by the law of liberty.
Sic loquimini et sic facite sicut per legem libertatis incipientes iudicari

2:13. For judgment without mercy to him that hath not done mercy. And mercy exalteth itself above judgment.
Iudicium enim sine misericordia illi qui non fecit misericordiam superexultat autem misericordia iudicio

2:14. What shall it profit, my brethren, if a man say he hath faith, but hath not works? Shall faith be able to save him?
Quid proderit fratres mei si fidem quis dicat se habere opera autem non habeat numquid poterit fides salvare eum "

 

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