Good works cannot save a person.
There is a way which seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death.
For all of us have become like one who is unclean,
And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment....
For by grace you have been saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
not as a result of works, that no one should boast.
(God) ... has saved us, and called us with a holy calling,
not according to our works, but according to His
own purpose and grace
which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,...
2 Timothy 1:9
He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness,
but according to His mercy,
by the washing of regeneration
and renewing by the Holy Spirit,...
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