James 2:24 (KJV)

Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

How do Protestants who believe in faith alone interpret James 2:24? And if they believe in sola scriptura (Scripture alone) how come I couldn't find anywhere in the Bible that we are saved by faith alone? But in contrary I found in James

works alone and not faith alone.

  • The duplicate question doesn't have a checked answer.
    – Grasper
    Jul 7, 2017 at 14:09
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    Since this is essentially the same question, or close enough, any answers that would be posted here could just as easily be posted there. It would be better to have all the answers in one place, rather than spread out. If you believe that your question is substantially different than the other question, edit it to highlight the differences.
    – DKing
    Jul 7, 2017 at 14:17
  • @DKing, sounds good with me
    – Grasper
    Jul 7, 2017 at 14:21
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    Also "sola scriptura" doesn't mean "Bible alone". It means that the scriptures are the highest authority, the final and sole court of appeal. Logic and reason, pulling together distant passages to develop systems of theology is still essential.
    – curiousdannii
    Jul 7, 2017 at 14:48
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    @curiousdannii Sola scriptura (Latin: by Scripture alone) is a Christian theological doctrine which holds that the Christian Scriptures are the sole infallible rule of faith and practice. Where do you see logic and reason?
    – Grasper
    Jul 7, 2017 at 14:52


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