Folks who like to critique the Bible love to point out contradictions. Even those who believe the Bible is God’s Word sometimes struggle with passages they fear contradict. I recently recognized something about one of the more famous questions regarding possible contradiction in the New Testament: Romans 4 vs. James 2. I want to share this to provoke some thought and hopefully some constructive discussion.
Online and face-to-face discussions abound about grace, work, and salvation. People on all sides fuss and feud, casting accusations, knocking down straw men, looking down noses. How can we cut through all the mess and see what God has really said about grace? I think there are pictures of grace throughout the Bible that mark the way of God’s grace. One such picture is the lame beggar in Acts 3.