Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? (James 2:21 ESV)
“Could you imagine what would have happened if Abraham disobeyed God? What would have happened if Abraham did not move with faith? The logical conclusion would be that Abraham never had faith.”
“It is God’s prerogative to declare a sinner righteous.”
Both quotes from, “The Dynamics of Authentic Faith, Part 2,” Pastor Gregory Sims, on Jas. 2:21, March 23, 2000.