James agrees with Paul

Protestantism’s “faith alone” is Paul’s “apart from works” (Romans 3:28) and “him who does not work” (4:5) and “not because of works” (Titus 3:5) and “not having a righteousness of my own” (Philippians 3:9).

James’ “not by faith alone” (2:24) is Paul’s “faith work[s] through love” (Galatians 5:6) and his description of Abraham’s life: “he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God.” Abraham’s faith blossomed.

Paul agrees with James: “faith… accords with godliness.” (Titus 1:1)

And James agrees with Paul: “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above… Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.” (James 1:17-18)