Even so faith, James_2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is
dead, being alone.
My friend, DiscipleDave, this is my rebuke against works
salvation. I say these words with kindness to you, but I also get straight to
the point. Capital letters are meant to emphasize my point, because I still
love you my friend. As well, I am VERY VERY STRICT when it comes to salvation!
Faith alone is what saves us. Not works salvation. Works
salvation is completely false, it's only faith alone in Jesus Christ that saves
Romans 4:5 And to the one who does not work but believes
in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,
When someone is saved, then the Holy Spirit comes into
them, then they are able to produce works, which is what James refers to. Works
are not the requirement to salvation, they are the evidence of salvation. And
what are these good works, these fruit? Being nice to people, loving others,
Romans 3:28 For we hold that one is justified by faith
apart from works of the law.
Faith alone is the seed, to plant the tree, then when it's
planted it grows and only then does it become able to bear good fruit, to grow
fruit. The SEED which is FAITH ALONE salvation saves us! Not the works, not the
fruit! Those are just evidence AFTER the fact! How can good works save us if we
are only able to perform good works AFTER we are saved. It's IMPOSSIBLE to do
good works before being saved. IMPOSSIBLE!!!! Therefore, it's IMPOSSIBLE to be
saved by good works.
Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having a
righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through
faith in Christ
Works salvation is heresy! It's completely FALSE. As we
know, it's not by the law we are saved, but by grace through faith! This is
clearly written multiple times in scripture over and over again.
Galatians 3:22 But the Scripture imprisoned everything
under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those
John 8:24 I told you that you would die in your sins, for
unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.h
John 3:18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but
whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in
the name of the only Son of God.
It's an obvious truth, simple, even a child can understand
it! Even children can believe in Christ with faith as small as a mustard seed
and be saved.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through
faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
Scripture proves this time and time again. Only faith alone
in Jesus Christ washes us away of all of our sins. There's NOTHING no work no
commandment no law we can follow to cleanse us of our sins, it's only believing
in Jesus Christ that we are made righteous through that faith alone. My
brother, you must understand that we are all sinners, every single one of us,
no work salvation can save us, only the true righteous faith alone
How was James saved? Through faith alone salvation! How do
we know that James was indeed saved? Through His works from the Holy Spirit
that dwells within him! It is the Holy Ghost inside us that allows us to
perform works of righteousness, because other wise, like Isaiah says, our works
are like filthy rags! Filthy being related to menstruations, a female's period
blood. We can shed as much blood as we want and it will do nothing to save us,
only faith alone in Christ, only Christ's blood saves us.
John 1:12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in
his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
Christ lived a perfect life, He died for our sins and rose
again, that's why we are saved through His sacrifice. NONE of us lived a
perfect life. CHRIST lived a perfect life. ALL OF US have sin! Christ has NO
sin at all! He is pure perfection in human form and in God form.
Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor
uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith
Works never could save us. Even Abraham, in the Old
Testament, how was he saved. Well, he believed in the salvation of God, who is
Jesus Christ, and it was counted on him as righteousness. That's how we are
saved. Anyone who teaches the false works salvation is leading people astray
John 6:35 Jesus said to them, gI am the bread of life;
whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never
Faith alone salvation points people in the accurate
direction towards Christ, because the whole process is about Jesus. Jesus saves
us, we believe in Jesus and we are saved! All Jesus. There's absolutely zero
human works put into it. Charity doesn't save us, donations, don't save us,
believing in other religions that aren't Jesus Christ, the Lord, God, don't
save us. Only faith alone in Jesus Christ saves us!
Romans 11:6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the
basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace. [No longer meaning
You know who else teaches works salvation, ALL FALSE
RELIGIONS. The Muslims who follow the false belief in Islam, the fake beliefs
Hinduists hold, the lies of the Buddhists, the trickery of the Jehovah's
Witnesses, the deceit of Lordship Salvationists, and the abomination that is
Satanism! Yes, some Satanists are humanist secularist atheists (atheism, which
is weird because they believe in Satan yet don't believe in God, clearly a
contradiction) who think they can do some random charity work and make
themselves seen as good. FALSE!!!! False false false completely wrong.
James 2:23 And the Scripture was fulfilled that says,
gAbraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousnessh—and he was
called a friend of God.
I am completely against anyone who leads people astray due
to works salvation. It is ANTI-evangelism! The complete opposite of saving
people, because we can only be saved by faith alone in Jesus Christ! Amen.
That, my friend is the BIBLE TRUTH!
Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing
through the word of Christ
Look at this verse!
Galatians 3:8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would
justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham,
saying, gIn you shall all the nations be blessed.h
God justified the Gentiles by FAITH. FAITH!!!! Faith alone
in Jesus Christ is what saved them. Abraham believed in God through FAITH and
he was saved. Sure, Abraham did many good works for God, but those good works
aren't what saved Him, it was the faith alone that Abraham had that saved them.
It's the faith alone that Gentiles have in Jesus Christ that washes them with
Romans 3:24 And are justified by his grace as a gift,
through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
Faith alone salvation is about getting clean, taking a
bath, in the spiritual sense. When we have sin, even one, and we all have sin,
because we all have Original Sin from the Garden of Eden, then we are dirty. A
dirty person can do as much good works as they want, but that doesn't change
the fact that they're still DIRTY! UNCLEAN in the eyes of the Lord! How can we
get clean? Only the Blood of Jesus Christ that He shed on the cross washes away
all our sins!
Genesis 15:6 And he believed the Lord, and he counted it
to him as righteousness.
Anyone who teaches works salvation teaches the same
false doctrine as literally every other false religion of man. A works
salvationist has the same credibility as a Pagan, a Wiccan, an Agnostic in
terms of salvation. Nothing we do can ever save us, it's only faith alone in
Jesus Christ who saves us.
John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my
word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into
judgment, but has passed from death to life.
Thus eventually everyone will believe in Jesus Christ with
faith alone and we will all be made CLEAN in the eyes of the Lord. Thus
everyone will be saved.
Philippians 2:10-11: "At the name of Jesus every knee
will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
We are saved by grace through
faith alone in Jesus Christ. Grace is grace, no matter if we work or not. We
are not saved by works. Works salvation is false. We are saved by faith alone
in Jesus Christ.
Only when someone is saved by
faith alone, then they can perform good works. Faith is the seed, good works
are the fruit. Good works are not required for salvation at all, it's FAITH
ALONE, that's it, the simple Gospel TRUTH! We can only produce the fruit AFTER
we believe in Jesus. Because only then are we made clean, only then the Holy
Spirit comes into us and we are seen as righteous before the Lord. Without
being saved by faith alone, all our good works are FILTHY RAGS!!
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you
have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift
of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.