Melanchthon on Justification in James 2

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Charles Johnson

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In Melanchthon's Loci Communes, 1562 ed., we find the following words:
"James 2. You see, therefore, that a man is justified from works, not from faith alone.
I respond without any sophistry: it is consistent that, in this place in James, ‘faith’ means a knowledge of history which is also in the damned. For he says: the demons believe, and they tremble. One must judge, moreover, and we clearly do, that a man is not righteous through that knowledge. But Paul, when he speaks of faith, understands a trust in mercy, which leans upon the Mediator, and on account of him receives reconciliation..." More here
 
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