In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
It couldn't get any simpler than that.
The Bible's teaching is clear: Faith produces works. You can't get around it.
Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?
What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?
Once God has spoken;
Twice I have heard this:
That power belongs to God;
And lovingkindness is Yours, O Lord,
For You recompense a man according to his work.
Men of low degree are only vanity
and men of rank are a lie;
In the balances they go up;
They are together lighter than breath.