Faith and Good Works

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Faith and Good works

Faith and good works are similar because in being saved you are doing good works to make your sinful ways be gone. Faith is the trust of the Lord and allowing you to obey his laws that he has set forth to live that Christian lifestyle. A person is justified by faith that God has declared you saved and that sinners become righteous. Good works are the good deeds and person actions that create the interior qualities of grace and faith. It is not just about the thought of a good deed it is the actions you perform to show to God that you are being faithful in showing people the true love of the lord, (James 2:14-18) “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well," but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead. Indeed someone might say, "You have faith and I have works." Demonstrate your faith to me without works, and I will demonstrate my faith to you from my works”. In (James 2:20) he states, “Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless”, in that statement it describes that you shouldn’t just have faith in the lord and pray and be all talk you need evidence to back up what you are being faithful in. We are saved by faith, not by works. But, once saved, we do good works because we are already saved.
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