This article wants to investigate several ways in which the letter of James describes the necessary human response to the saving initiative of God. It starts with a study of James 2:14-26 and continues by looking at the soteriological language throughout the book: repentance and humility, love and mercy, and perseverance and patience.
The article explains the teaching of the perseverance of the saints. There are some verses in Scripture that seem to contradict each other on this topic. These verses must be read and understood in their proper context. Examining these verses, the author affirms the perseverance of the saints as being of great comfort to the believer.
This article shows that a true understanding of the gospel and the sovereignty of God will lead to racial harmony. Looking at total depravity, limited atonement, unconditional election, irresistible grace, and perseverance of saints, this article shows how in all of these God works beyond race or color.