Baptist evangelist George Gray did not like what I said about salvation by faith without the "sinner's prayer", then he alluded to James 2 to prove that salvation is not by faith alone. Sad! He does not understand that James is written to the 12 tribes of Israel prophetically to the last days and that the apostle Paul is the one who wrote by inspiration to the Body of Christ under Grace! (James 1:1, 5:2, Gal. 2:9, Eph. 3:2, Rom. 5:1, 6:14, 11:13, 15:15-16, 16:25)
Here is what the Baptist said...
"Believing my friend is NOT enough because the Bible says the devil believes and even trembles. One must get Christ into their heart. That is done by prayer."
6-Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Cornelius was an eager seeker...not a dog, so God spread His pearl before him...the Gospel.
Notice in verse 8 the word everyone is used. Cornelius asked and received salvation through prayer."