Salvation By Works?

Salvation By Works?

"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" (Ephesians 2:8). Obviously, God has offered salvation by His GRACE, and through FAITH in Jesus Christ as Savior! Then WHY does the Bible say there are WORKS the Christian must accomplish? Believe it or not, WORKS are a part of salvation! James, the brother of Jesus Christ, said, "What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?" He then wrote, "But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?" (James 2:14, 20). Is this a direct Bible contradiction? Does James mean one cannot be saved apart from WORKS? Here is the surprising answer from your own Bible!

 

 
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