This article functions against the background of the so-called Lordship salvation debate among evangelicals in the USA. Blomberg argues that the New Testament nowhere supports the notion that believers will be distinguished one from another for all eternity on the basis of their works as Christians.
How does the epistle of James portray faith? What is the relation between faith and works in the believer's justification and sanctification? This short response wants to answer these questions as it represents a response to what became known as the "lordship salvation" question and in particular, the way it is expressed by John F. MacArthur.