So, she thinks dying on a cross isn’t a work?
Paul sepaking about “works” of the law;.
Romans 2:6-8 For he will render to every man according to his works:**  to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;  but for those who are factious and do not *obey *the truth, but obey wickedness, there will be wrath and fury.(cf. 2:13: “the doers of the law who will be justified”)
The problem with a lot of Protestants is that they don’t read the Sacred Scriptures thoroughly and so come to erroneous conclusions. For example many cite Romans 2:23, but only a few verses earlier Paul gives the foundation of the later verses when he writes that God will render to every man according to his works.
Here are a few more examples just from Romans :
**Romans 2:6-7 **For he will render to every man according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; (cf. 2:8; 2:10)
**Romans 2:13 **For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. (cf. James 1:22-23; 2:21-24)
Romans 3:22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction;
Romans 3:31 Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
Romans 6:17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed,
Romans 8:13 for if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live. (cf. 2 Cor 11:15)
**Romans 8:28 **We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.
Romans 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel; for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?”
Romans 15:17-18 In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God.
We can plainly see that not condemning good works (“we were made for good works that we should walk in them”) but those of the Mosaic Law.