the apostle has repeatedly stressed the need for faith alone, just as the Reformers had discovered. It seems rather strange that in chapter 10 Paul would add to justification by faith the need for “confession” —
Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? James 2:21
22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? James 2:22
It takes obedience to what God commands to do, for faith to be complete.
Just like a body without a spirit is dead and incomplete, in which it is dormant and does not function.
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. James 2:26