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Is salvation by faith alone, or by faith plus works?
Let's discuss an important question in all of Christian theology. This question is a key difference between Biblical Christianity and most of the “Christian” cults. Is salvation by faith alone, or by faith plus works? Am I saved just by believing in Jesus, or do I have to believe in Jesus and do certain things?
Jesus + nothing = everything or
Jesus + anything = nothing.
So, what produces right standing with God, by faith in God's grace or by faith plus works?
Salvation is like your college degree
Degree is a qualification to get job
If you get a degree but don't get a job and work... The purpose of you getting a degree fails
If you don't get a degree you are not qualified for an interview
So, salvation is a qualification for higher purpose
Let me clarify one thing here, the "works" which I have stated here is speaking of our self-righteousness not in any other general terms.
விசுவாசத்தோடு மட்டுமல்ல விசுவாசத்தோடு தன் வாழ்வையும் தான் நடந்து செல்கிற ஒவ்வொரு நொடியும் கிறிஸ்துவுக்கு ஏற்றார் போல் வாழ வேண்டும் விசுவாசிக்கிறேன் என்று சொல்வது எளிது
விசுவாசத்துக்கு உண்மையாக நடப்பது கஷ்டம்
ஆக விசுவாசத்தோடு இறுதிவரை போராடுவது
Works are not the cause of salvation; works are the evidence of salvation. Ephesians 2:8–9 makes it clear that we are not saved by good works. Good works do not produce salvation. So, although we cannot be saved by our good works, when we are saved, we will produce good works. (Good works are the product of salvation.)
“Faith alone saves, but saving faith is never alone.” True faith has actions. That’s the point James is making at James 2:14–26.
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