Does Anybody agree with this Quotation?
Does anybody here agree with this quotation?
Are works really necessary if a person has faith?
Illustration: A young man may court a young lady, telling her that he loves her. But if he never asks her to marry him, is he really demonstrating that his love is thorough? Likewise, works are a means of demonstrating the genuiness of our faith and our love. If we do not obey God, we do not really love him or have faith in the rightness of his ways (1 John 5:3,4). But we cannot earn salvation no matter what works we do. Eternal life is a gift from God through Jesus Christ, not payment for our works- Eph 2:8,9
Reasoning from the Scriptures, Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, 1985, p.132
Is this a correct understanding of the relationship between faith and works?