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 ON FAITH AND WORKS                         8/98 

  Are we saved by faith or by works?  How important are works?  
  Let review what the Bible has to say on the subject. 


   Rom 9:32   Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but 
   as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that 

   Gal 2:16   Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of 
   the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have 
   believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the 
   faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the 
   works of the law shall no flesh be justified. 

   Gal 3:2   This only would I learn of you, Received ye the 
   Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 

   Gal 3:5   He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and 
   worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the 
   law, or by the hearing of faith? 

   Gal 3:10   For as many as are of the works of the law are under 
   the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that 
   continueth not in all things which are written in the book of 
   the law to do them. 

   Eph 2:8-10   For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that 
   not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: {9} Not of works, 
   lest any man should boast. {10} For we are his workmanship, 
   created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before 
   ordained that we should walk in them. 

   Titus 3:5   Not by works of righteousness which we have done, 
   but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of 
   regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 

   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 2:17-18   Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, 
   being alone. {18} Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I 
   have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will 
   show thee my faith by my works. 

   James 2:20-22   But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith 
   without works is dead? {21} Was not Abraham our father 
   justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the 
   altar? {22} Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by 
   works was faith made perfect? 

   James 2:24-26   Ye see then how that by works a man is 
   justified, and not by faith only. {25} Likewise also was not 
   Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the 
   messengers, and had sent them out another way? {26} For as the 
   body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead 

   Rev 2:23   And I will kill her children with death; and all the 
   churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and 
   hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your 

   Rev 20:12-13   And I saw the dead, small and great, stand 
   before God; and the books were opened: and another book was 
   opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out 
   of those things which were written in the books, according to 
   their works. {13} And the sea gave up the dead which were in 
   it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in 
   them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 


   Mat 5:16   Let your light so shine before men, that they may 
   see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in 

   Acts 9:36   Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named 
   Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman 
   was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did. 

   Eph 2:10   For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus 
   unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should 
   walk in them. 

   1 Tim 2:9-10   In like manner also, that women adorn themselves 
   in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with 
   broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; {10} But 
   (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. 

   1 Tim 5:10   Well reported of for good works; if she have 
   brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have 
   washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if 
   she have diligently followed every good work. 

   1 Tim 6:17-18   Charge them that are rich in this world, that 
   they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in 
   the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; {18} 
   That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to 
   distribute, willing to communicate; 

   2 Tim 3:16-17   All scripture is given by inspiration of God, 
   and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, 
   for instruction in righteousness: {17} That the man of God may 
   be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 

   Titus 2:7   In all things showing thyself a pattern of good 
   works: in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, 

   Titus 2:14   Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us 
   from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, 
   zealous of good works. 

   Titus 3:8   This is a faithful saying, and these things I will 
   that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in 
   God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are 
   good and profitable unto men. 

   Titus 3:14   And let ours also learn to maintain good works for 
   necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful. 

   Heb 10:24   And let us consider one another to provoke unto 
   love and to good works: 

   1 Pet 2:12   Having your conversation honest among the 
   Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, 
   they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify 
   God in the day of visitation. 


   Matthew 12:50  For whosoever shall do the will of my Father 
   which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and 

   Matthew 13:8  But other fell into good ground, and brought 
   forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some 

   Matthew 13:23  But he that received seed into the good ground 
   is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also 
   beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some 
   sixty, some thirty. 

   Luke 1:6  And they were both righteous before God, walking in 
   all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. 

   Luke 6:46  And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the 
   things which I say? 

   Luke 6:47  Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and 
   doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like: {48}  He is 
   like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the 
   foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream 
   beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for 
   it was founded upon a rock. 

   Luke 8:15  But that on the good ground are they, which in an 
   honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and 
   bring forth fruit with patience. 

   Luke 8:21  And he answered and said unto them, My mother and 
   my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it. 

   Luke 11:28  But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that 
   hear the word of God, and keep it. 

   John 8:51  Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my 
   saying, he shall never see death. 

   John 10:27  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they 
   follow me: 

   John 14:15  If ye love me, keep my commandments. 

   John 14:23  Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love 
   me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we 
   will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 

   John 14:31  But that the world may know that I love the 
   Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. 
   Arise, let us go hence. 

   John 15:10  If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my 
   love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide 
   in his love. 

   John 15:14  Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command 

   John 15:16  Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and 
   ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and 
   that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of 
   the Father in my name, he may give it you. 

   Acts 4:19  But Peter and John answered and said unto them, 
   Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you 
   more than unto God, judge ye. 

   Acts 5:29  Then Peter and the other apostles answered and 
   said, We ought to obey God rather than men. 

   Romans 6:17  But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of 
   sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine 
   which was delivered you. 

   Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ 
   Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we 
   should walk in them. 

   Philippians 2:12  Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always 
   obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my 
   absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 

   1 Peter 1:14  As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves 
   according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 

   1 John 2:3  And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep 
   his commandments. 

   1 John 2:4  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his 
   commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 

   1 John 2:5  But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the 
   love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 

   1 John 2:6  He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also 
   so to walk, even as he walked. 

   1 John 2:17  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: 
   but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 

   1 John 3:22  And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because 
   we keep his commandments, and do those things that are 
   pleasing in his sight. 

   1 John 3:24  And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in 
   him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, 
   by the Spirit which he hath given us. 

   1 John 5:2  By this we know that we love the children of God, 
   when we love God, and keep his commandments. 

   1 John 5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep his 
   commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 

   2 John 1:6  And this is love, that we walk after his 

   2 John 1:9  Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the 
   doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the 
   doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 

   Revelation 12:17  And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and 
   went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the 
   commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. 

   Revelation 22:14  Blessed are they that do his commandments, 
   that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in 
   through the gates into the city. 

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