Why is faith without works dead?

 
Are faith and works inseparable? Can faith without works be genuine? What does James 2:26 mean, and does it contradict Romans 4:5? In this video, Pastor Nelson answers the question, “Why is faith without works dead”?
BIBLE VERSES:
James 2:26 ESV
"For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead."

Romans 4:5 ESV
"And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,"

Titus 3:5 (ESV)
5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

John 3:3 (ESV)
3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Ezekiel 36:26 (ESV)
26 And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

Galatians 5:22 (ESV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Matthew 7:23 (ESV)
23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.'
SOURCE: Got Questions Ministries - https://www.youtube.com/@gotquestions

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