Acts vs. Faith: Which Is more Important?

How do we attain salvation?

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Faith is All it Takes!

The short answer is “faith.” It is only by faith in Jesus Christ that we attain our salvation. The bible verses stating this are Ephesians 2:8–9 ... but it would be a crime to quote those and not add in verse 10. So here’s Ephesians 2:8–10 (CEB).

But Good Deeds Ain’t Bad!

But the fact that we’re saved by faith certainly doesn’t mean good deeds are meaningless! If we’re saved, good deeds should naturally follow with that. If we’re going to have the faith to take up our cross and follow Christ, we must try to do things out there in the world that are in line with his teachings, examples, and values. Though we’re restricted by our human limits, we still need to try and live up to the life of Jesus (regardless of whether we’re interacting with other believers or not of course). Otherwise, wouldn’t we just be keeping our faith to ourselves privately, and not sharing it with the rest of the world by performing faithful Christian acts meant to honor Jesus?

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