December 21st, 2011, 07:05 AM
Paul is writing to those who simply believe in Christ, that they might be justified by the faith (and works) of Christ. It is about imputation of HIS righteousness.
Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Salvation by Grace through the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ.
James is writing to those who are to have a faith (and works) just like Jesus Christ had. It's about being just as righteous as HE was.
James 2:1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
Faith + works unto Grace and salvation.
1. Land forever. Gen 17:8 (KJV)
2. City FROM heaven. Rev 21:2 (KJV)
3. Heavenly places. Eph 2:6-7(KJV)
Don't mix them, leavening the whole household of God. Luke 13:21 (KJV)