I apologise if my mind went in the wrong interpretation, but does the text of James 2:14-17, 20-24 justify wars like liberating people from persecution, etc?
14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only. (James 2:14-17 NKJV)
Saint James says that if a brother is naked and hungry, and we pray for him but we don’t provide, we have accomplished nothing. Does that mean that if we see someone face persecution, pray for him, and then leave it at that, we have also achieved nothing? Do we have to do some actions to free him from persecution (wars, etc)?
Forgive me if I misinterpreted, but I’m genuinely confused since I always hear about “leave it in God’s hands” “this time will pass” and then James said that.
Thank you all.