Bible Study Lesson 01

Man Should Search For The Knowledge Of The Truth If He Wants To Be Saved
 A.  Man Should Search For The Truth
 B. The Truth That All Men Should Know
 C. What The Truth-Seeker Must First Acquire
 D. Don't Be Fooled When Seeking The Truth
 E. The Truth About A "Different Gospel"
 F. The Truth That "Faith Alone" Is Not Sufficient For Salvation
 G. Faith And The Gospel Of Christ Are Essential For Salvation




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 01F.   The Truth That "Faith Alone" Is Not Sufficient For Salvation


Many have come to the notion that that faith alone can save man.  "One has only to believe in the Son of God to gain eternal life. They cite the verse John 3:16 to support their contention:

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (NKJV)

Many people are easily swayed by what appears to be a convenient formula of salvation. But, does the Bible sanction such belief? Can faith alone save man?

01F.1   How did Apostle James emphasize that a man must do something in relation to faith?

In James 2:14, Apostle James admonish the early Christians, this is written:

What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? (NKJV)

Apostle James is showing the believers, how useless their faith would be if not coupled with works.

01F.2   How did Apostle James show the insufficiency of faith without works?

In James 2:17, he further stated, thus:

Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. (NKJV)

Again in verse 20, again, he says:

Fool! Would you not like to know that faith without deeds is useless? (NKJV)

The verses simply says: "Faith alone" is not sufficient for salvation.
Faith without works or deeds is dead or useless.

01F.3   What is needed to make a perfect kind of faith?

In James 2:22, Apostle James made his point clear:

Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? (NKJV)

Faith must be accompanied by works to make it perfect.
Surely, no one would want to have faith classified as dead.

01F.4   What should a man do to make his faith perfect for salvation?

In Matthew 7:21, the Lord Jesus Himself said:

"Not everyone who says to Me, `Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. (NKJV)

Man must do the will of God, so he can be saved and thus enter the kingdom of heaven.

01F5   What is God's will that should be fulfilled by men so as to enter the kingdom of heaven?

In Ephesians 1:9-10, Apostle Paul made it clear:

having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth in Him, (NKJV)

It is God's will and purpose that all be gathered together or be united in Christ.
Man must follow the will of God if he is wants to be saved.


"Faith alone is not sufficient for salvation" Hence , Faith must be accompanied by works to make it perfect. And that is to follow the will of God that all be gathered together in Christ.

Supplementary Topics:
Topics 28A to 28H - God's master plan for salvation


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