James 2:17

Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
I do not understand why the Lord said, "If you want to enter into eternal life, keep the commandments,(Mt 19:17)" and then mentioned the commandments relating to good behavior, if one is able to enter into eternal life without observing them. (On Faith and Works 15.25)

Hilary of Arles

AD 449
Works give life to faith, faith gives life to the soul, and the soul gives life to the body.

Leo of Rome

AD 461
While faith provides the basis for works, the strength of faith comes out only in works.

Symeon the New Theologian

AD 1022
If we are ashamed to imitate Christ's sufferings, which he endured for us, and to suffer as he suffered, it is obvious that we shall not become partakers with him in his glory. If that is true of us, we are believers in words only and not in deeds.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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