My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others?
For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God’s laws.
What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?
So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. (James 2:1, 10, 14, 17 NLT)
And there you have it. That last bit is worth repeating. This needs putting on a T-shirt.
FAITH BY ITSELF IS NOT ENOUGH. UNLESS IT PRODUCES GOOD DEEDS, IT IS DEAD AND USELESS.