Faith Alone vs. Faith plus works of God
Lately, I’ve heard a lot of talk regarding faith, the works of God and the works of man coming from the —Salvation by Faith Alone crowd.
Before I go on I would like to define —Salvation by Faith Alone.
“Any work or effort, done by anyone to reach God or to attain a relationship with Him, is completely without merit and unable to satisfy any requirement necessary for a relationship with God at all. Said efforts will leave one devoid of God and not in a relationship with Him at all and this being no matter how one thinks or feels. Therefore, absolutely nothing a person can do within and by one’s own ability can be of use to attain God.”
This doctrine is primarily derived from two verses.
“For it is by faith that you have been saved through Grace and that not of your own it is the free gift of God.” — Ephesians 2:8
“For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.” — Romans 3:28
In a nutshell; our justification to God comes as a free gift from God of faith and grace apart from works of the law.
This nutshell, of course, is absolutely true.
Division Within The Camp
The faith alone group can also be divided into two camps. The first, holds that [Read more…] about Faith, Works and Salvation