What About Works: Understanding the Relationship Between Faith and Fruit
How do faith, grace, and works relate to one another?
Getting this straight is not just a matter of theological importance, but of practical importance; not just for becoming a Christian, but for living as a Christian.
Am I really saved by grace alone through faith alone? Or is there something I must do to secure or sustain my good standing with God as a forgiven, accepted, and loved son or daughter?
If I am saved by grace alone, then what role do works play in the Christian life? If they don’t save, secure, or sustain me, why should I be at all concerned about whether there is any practical change in my life as a disciple of Jesus?
Those are the questions we'll explore in What About Works?