Salvation by Works
We are not saved by our works as a condition for eternal life, for it is an unconditional gift by the free grace of a sovereign God; but our good works are the evidence of eternal life for our own assurance and to be well pleasing to the God Who has thus saved us.
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
“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. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
“Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.”
“Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.”
II Peter 1:10