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9 If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ
20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.
5 However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.
originally posted by: arpgme
Paul never said you're works don't matter.
Galatians 5:18 says
"But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law."
Paul says in Galatians 5:17
"For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would."
Sure, he said that IF you are in the Spirit then you are not under the law, but The Flesh is against The Spirit. This is a very Gnostic teaching. Darkness vs Light, World vs Heaven, Flesh vs Spirit
He even says this, showing that he DID believe actions mattered:
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God." - Galatians 5:19-21