Law Keepers and their heresy continue to plague these pages: “WHEN GOD TELLS YOU >>WELL DONE<< THOU GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT DOES IT SOUND LIKE YOU DIDN’T HAVE ANY PART TO PLAY IN YOUR SALVATION?”
Your obedience SUBSEQUENT to your salvation in Jesus Christ is credited as good works and will be evaluated at the BEMA-Judgment of believers for authenticity (1 Corinthians 3:12-15). You err eternally if you think that keeping a Law somehow plays a role in the forgiveness of sin earned for you ONLY by Jesus Christ and His suffering.
It is pride; narcissism; self-sufficiency; Scriptural misunderstanding; false doctrine; that insists human kind has any role to play in the redemption of the soul…a “works doctrine” is a lie of the Devil; you’re a sinner born of the seed of Adam (Romans 5:12) and the Law has already condemned you to Hell (Romans 3:20; Galatians 3:10; James 2:10); therefore, only by faith (trusting-believing) in Jesus APART from your own efforts, will you find forgiveness of sin and a Covenant relationship with the Father!
WE ALL approach the throne of Christ as unworthy sinful men and women (Romans 3:9-23); Christian’s don’t work to be saved; they seek obedience to the Spirit via sanctification BECAUSE they are saved. Christians understand that Jesus, alone, is more than sufficient to save and provide us with the imputation of His righteousness by faith i.e. GRACE, alone, by FAITH, alone.
The Christian honors Jesus and the Spirit with love and obedience because we’re redeemed and we’re a new creation in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). Jesus + NOTHING saves; if you feel you must add to or supplement the sufficiency of Jesus to save you from sin and death in Hell, you have become a cult and you serve the Devil and a religion, not our omnipotent God. It is the one who “believes” in Jesus as God and Messiah that is saved and NOT the one who works.
A “works doctrine” is a Jewish Religion and Cult error. Remain true to our foundation in Christ, alone, and find peace with assurance.