To illustrate dead faith, "It is that kind of faith which would lead a man to take a bottle of medicine from his medicine cabinet.
Looking at the instructions on it, he says, 'I'm sure they're correct. I have all confidence in the source of the medicine. I know who wrote these directions. I believe everything about it.
I know this will relieve my headache, if I just take it.' But he takes the medicine bottle and puts it back on the shelf. He doesn't lose his headache. It continues on. Yet he can say I believe that medicine. I
believe all about that medicine. But still he won't take it. That's dead faith."
James 2:20 - Dr. Harlan Roper, Tape on James, Dallas, Texas.