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Is salvation by faith alone, or by faith plus works?

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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

Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Our salvation is 100% a gift of God through his mercies and by the death and resurrection of Jesus. read more

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Romans 1:17

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

James 2:17

Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

James 2:24

Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

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