Thus the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham
believed God, and it was
credited to him as righteousness," and he was called "the friend of God.“ See how a person is justified
by works and not by
faith alone. And in the same way, was not Rahab
the harlot also justified by
works when she welcomed the messengers and sent them out by a different route? For just as a body without
a spirit is dead, so also faith
without works is dead.
1 Peter 1:7
… him who judges impartially according
to each one'sworks.
1 Peter 1:2
… chosen … in the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification by the Spirit, for obedience and
sprinkling with the blood of
Jesus Christ: …