[quote=Milliardo]Faith alone can never overcome the fact that God will judge our works; this is a stumbling block for many who believe in it. Those who do so either ignore the Judgment passages which clearly shows that God’s basis for Judgment is works, or else make loopy interpretations to try and get around it. Of course, the loopier it gets, the more incoherent and untenable it becomes, so in the end faith alone collapses because even its own adherents cannot fully justify it without ignoring what Scripture plainly says…
…And funny, you still ignore Judgment.
The Christian who abides in Christ, does not come into judgmentJohn 5:24
24 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.
That is because all of his transgressions have been forgiven, and the debt owed for those transgressions has been cancelled, having been nailed to the cross; that was the practice at some crucifixions—the nailing on the cross of the charges against the one crucified.Colossians 2:13-14
13 When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us ALL our transgressions,
14 having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.The judgment of works for the one who abides in Christ determines his reward, or lack thereof. He is not condemned on the basis of works. :shrug: