Religion & Spirituality
Idea tat faith should be expressed through good works?
Where is the bible verse out of works least any man should boast?
Asked in New Testament
What does Salvation by grace and through faith alone mean?
The salvation that Jesus purchased for mankind is received through faith and this faith is a gift from God, who bestows on those who believe the gift of salvation. Freedom from the penalty of sin. Ephesians 2:8-9 Paul writes that " it is by grace through faith that you have been saved, it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:10 tells us that "we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared before hand." So we are saved by grace through faith to do good works that God has prepared for all who come to Him.
Asked in Catholicism
How is salvation achieved in the Roman Catholic Church?
What bible passage changed martin luthers life?
As I know he was changed after he understood the grace of God in Jesus through faith, in Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, 9 not as a result of works, that no one should boast. " Sola gratia et sola fide=for by grace you have been saved through faith
Asked in The Bible, Christianity, New Testament
What did Paul tell the Galatians about the way of salvation?
Paul told the Galatians that the way of salvation was through faith in Christ not by works: Galatians 2:16 knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.
Asked in Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy
Does the Eastern Orthodox church believe in Justification by faith alone?
No, because the Bible tells us that faith by itself, without works, is dead. (James 2:17-20). Faith alone cannot save a person. Both faith and good works are required. (James 2:14). But then you can't build a doctrine on verses from one book. So you have to compare the book of James with other books in the Bible. If you do that then you will see that justification is by faith in Christ as a the lamb of God. Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Rom 3:24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, Rom 3:25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, Galatians 2:16 knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified. Galatians 2:16 knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified. Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, Ephesians 2:9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. Philippians 3:9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; etc.
Asked in Christianity
How can Christian's serve God through jobs?
Not through our jobs but through the works God has laid out for us to complete for Him, Ephesians 2:8-9New King James Version (NKJV) 8" For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast." Ephesians 2:10 [Full Chapter] For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Asked in Protestantism, Calvinism
How did Calvinism differ from other Protestant faiths?
Asked in The Bible, New Testament
Where in the Bible are verses that say 'deeds and faith can save you'?
James 2:18 - But someone will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works." James 2:24 - You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only. James 2:26 - For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. [Quotes from NKJV]
Asked in Salvation Army
What is Salvation by faith vs salvation by works?
Asked in Christianity, Catholicism, Pentecostal
What is salvation for christians based on?
For Catholic Christians,salvation can be attained through faith and good works However, many non-Catholics believed that faith alone is the basis of salvation and not good works as a means to a reward. However, as cited in the Letter of James, good works should be also necessary, but not a means to a reward, but as a natural response to God's love given to us in Jesus Christ.
Asked in The Bible, Martin Luther
What did Martin Luther mean by justification by faith?
This is a reference to Habakkuk 2:4b, "the righteous will live by his faith" (quoted in Romans 1:17). This verse was influential for Martin Luther's life by persuading him that salvation was based on faith alone, not works. The Catholic church of that day held that people were justified by faith and works--that good deeds were necessary to earn one's way to heaven. Martin Luther used this verse to say that it is faith alone that justifies us. This is a faith in the blood of Jesus, the belief that he died and rose from the dead, a faith that acknowledges the Lordship of Jesus over one's own life. I have heard justification described as "just as if I'd never sinned." Essentially, it allows us to no longer be condemned before God because of our sins. Sins are paid for through Jesus. The justification occurs through the faith because that is how the justification is "applied" to individuals--through their faith in Jesus. Similarly, Ephesians 2:8-9 says, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast." The idea is that salvation is a work that is completely of God--he does the justifying work, and he provides the faith. Jesus' death covers it all. This does not mean that works do not follow genuine faith, because James 2:26 says, "As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead." So true faith is accompanied by works, but it is not the works that save a person. People are justified by faith. ^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS RIGHT HERE IS A VERY GOOD ANSWER! I COULDN'T EVEN ADD ANYTHING TO IT!!
Asked in Lutheran, Reformation History
What was one main beliefs at the heart of Luther's doctrines?
Asked in Definitions
Does the word works in James 2 mean believe?
You're thinking of passages like "17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone." or "24 You see then how by works a man is justified, and not by faith only." So, no, the word "works" means the exact opposite of belief. He is contrasting faith, which is belief, believing, with works, which is doing. What the whole chapter is saying is that faith alone is not sufficient; you need to put that faith into practice. Otherwise your faith is meaningless.
Asked in Lutheran
Explain Martin Luthers doctrine of justification by faith?
Asked in New Testament, Old Testament
What New Testament scriptures show that God's ideas do not vary in different circumstances?
A: Paul's epistles and Ephesians consistently demonstrate that God's ideas about salvation are unchanging: they are by faith alone: Romans 3:28: "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law." Romans 5:1-2: "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God." Galatians 3:2: "That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. " Ephesians 2:8-9: "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." The Epistle of James consistently demonstrates that God's ideas about salvation are unchanging: they are by faith and works, not just one alone: James 2:14: "What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?" James 2:17: " Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone." James 2:20: "But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? " James 2:26: "For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also." Additional thought: James 1:17: "...Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. "(NIV) (Malachi 3:6) Additional Comment: Hebrews 13:8 New International Version (NIV) 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Asked in Lutheran, Reformation History, Martin Luther
True or false Martin Luther belived that humans gain salvation through faith and good works?
False. Martin Luther believed that humans gain salvation through grace alone. He believed there was nothing anyone could do to make them worthy of salvation, but that it was only through God's grace and mercy that anyone could be saved. This did not mean, however, that faith and good works were to be ignored, but rather that they could not buy salvation.
What are the five themes of the book of James from the Bible KJV version?
Asked in New Testament
What does James chapter 2 verse 14-18 mean?
A: Here, the author is disputing Paul's preaching that salvation is by faith alone. Giving an example, he says that it is impossible to believe that Christians can be saved without both faith and good works. In verse 2:14, he asks what does it profit a man to have faith without works, and rhetorically asks whether that can save him. In verse 2:18, he goes as far as to say that faith is nothing without works, but works show faith. Another Answer: James was explaining that those who have faith will naturally produce works. You cannot get rid of works just because they do not save you - cannot sever the effect from the cause. When we are begotten by God's Holy Spirit, we are expected to do His good works: Luke 6:43-44 New International Version (NIV) A Tree and Its Fruit 43 "No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. 44 Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers. Paul had an opposite problem in Romans. His letter targeted those who placed their faith in the Law of Moses - having their trust in their own good works and not in God. So Paul wrote in defense of faith as NO Law can save, while James wrote in defense of works, the natural product of faith. Faith and works are not enemies - true faith and righteous works go hand in hand as God works in us. Faith brings a person to salvation, and works bring that person to faithfulness. Faith is the cause; works are the effect. Both James and Paul believed this.
Asked in Catholicism
What are the two dimensions of Catholic Faith?
This question could be taken in many ways, but I think the most important thing to realize about Christianity is the necessity of faith AND works. As the Bible tells us that faith without works is a dead faith which will not save us. And that all the great figures of the Bible were saved by their works. Read the letter of St. James, and the letter to the Hebrews.