What is the benefit of saying, “I believe in God,” while living in sin?
“What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? – – – You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder. But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? – – – You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. . . For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.” James 2:14, 19-20, 24, 26