"For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy."
I have to admit, I'm a bit of a fundamentalist and legalist when it comes to texts like these.
Imagination - James - Jesus - Sermon - Mount
The eschatological imagination here in James is identical to that of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. Yes, I'm saved by faith and grace, but when it comes to following Jesus in my daily life passages like James 2.13 are the ones I use to guide my steps.
I know there are both theological and personal problems here. Theologically, I know a strict, flat reading of texts like James 2.13 creates soteriological issues. And personally, I know a lot of us worry...
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"However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?" Luke 18:8