Endurance unto Salvation: The Witness of First Peter and James

Mariam Kamell Kovalishyn

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2015

Issue: James (Vol. 35, No 3, Summer, 2015)

Both James and Peter define saving “faith” as faith that dynamically perseveres, no matter the situation with which it is faced, and salvation is won only as an eschatological conclusion to such faith. For both authors, endurance is a necessary part of the salvation process, for, while salvation has been started by God’s grace, it is not something one has but the trajectory in which one perseveres.

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