Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone.
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Augustine of Hippo
I do not understand why the Lord said, "If you want to enter into eternal life, keep the commandments,(Mt 19:17)" and then mentioned the commandments relating to good behavior, if one is able to enter into eternal life without observing them. (On Faith and Works 15.25)
If we are ashamed to imitate Christ's sufferings, which he endured for us, and to suffer as he suffered, it is obvious that we shall not become partakers with him in his glory. If that is true of us, we are believers in words only and not in deeds.