True faith is inseparable from good deeds, while false faith is barren and useless. Alistair Begg cautions us that while some may espouse a creed without any accompanying conduct, the Gospel always produces changed lives. Yet we must also avoid the other extreme of allowing our focus on the Gospel to shift to that which emerges from it, collapsing faith into a simple blend of charity and morality. Rather, we are justified by faith in Jesus Christ, evidenced by works done in His name and for His glory.
topics: Faith, Justification, Sanctification