The bible is clear on the process of Justification. Although it may appear so, James and Paul do not contradict each other on their view of justification. Paul in the books of Romans and Ephesians lays out how we are justified. James in his epistle gives examples of how this faith is evidenced in the lives of both Abraham in the old testament and the expectation for the church. This saving faith is clearly evidenced through "in-reach" works to one's church family today.