JAMES AND PAUL SAW ABRAHAM’S OFFERING OF ISAAC FROM DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW. Paul saw it as a man whose faith in God’s Word was accounted to him by God for righteousness. (Romans.4:1-3) James saw Abraham’s offering of Isaac as a practical demonstration of his faith in God’s promises.(James 2) By his willingness to sacrifice Isaac, Abraham proved the faith that he had in God’s promises. He was accounted righteous by his faith alone, but Abraham’s faith was then acted out in his offering of Isaac. No man will ever be moved to righteous action without faith. But no man’s faith is genuine unless it moves him to action.