Quotes from Holiness by JC Ryle

“It is thoroughly Scriptural and right to say ‘faith alone justifies.’ But it is not equally Scriptural and right to say ‘faith alone sanctifies.’ The saying requires very large qualification. Let one fact suffice. We are frequently told that a man is ‘justified by faith without the works of the law,’ by St. Paul. But not once are we told that we are ‘sanctified by faith without the deeds of the law.’ On the contrary, we are expressly told by St. James that the faith whereby we are visibly and demonstratively justified before man, is a faith which ‘if it has not works is dead, being alone.’ (James 2:17.)”

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