Some see a difference between Paul (salvation is by faith alone) and James (salvation is by faith plus works). Paul dogmatically says that justification is by faith alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), while James appears to be saying that justification is by faith plus works. read more
Since we have faith and works (both conceptually and in practice), then we are either saved by faith alone or by faith and works. There is no other option. If we see that the scriptures exclude works in any form as a means of our salvation, then logically, we are saved by faith alone. read more
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.