Theology Thursday’s Question: Role of ‘Faith’ and ‘Works’

Faith / Works

Ahhh..the age old question; The place of ‘Faith’ and ‘Works’ as it relates to Salvation and the relation of the two…

You may have heard this discussion before.  Theologically, how do you understand the relation between ‘faith’ and ‘work’ and what role does ‘works’ have as it relates to Salvation? Does you practical experience match up with your understanding?

This post is to bring together what I see as too extremities.

1. An understanding of Faith that is so silent about what role (if any) ‘works’ play or how it relates that it ends up leading to apathy or licentiousness.


2. An emphasis of works theology that ends up emptying the Gospel of the sufficiency of faith.

Please leave comments on whether you church/denomination background or (don’t have to name unless you want to) or individual journey/experience has made you lean toward one or the other extremity and if doing so was/has been helpful or detrimental to your walk as a believer. Is any one more dangerous than another?

Thank you!


About Baron Muga

Greetings! My name is Baron Muga. I recently relocated back to Kenya with my family after living in the U.S. for 22 years. This blog, that I started many years back just for reflections, is now being re-purposed to share about our journey here in Kenya. I formerly worked most recently as an IT consultant while also being very involved in my local church (Bellevue Baptist Church) in various ministries for many years. Our move to Kenya is a continuation of my response to a call to Ministry. I am currently attending and residing at Africa International University which has a Theology School (NEGST) pursuing a Master of Divinity full time. Ours has been and continues to be a journey of faith and obedience as God continues to direct us one step at a time in living out our part in His precious plan. Some have asked about our funding. We have been living on our savings but the reality is that life in Nairobi is expensive. If you feel led to support our journey during this season of study and growth, please view more details here. More than that, your prayers for us will make a tremendous impact as we continue to settle and proceed with our new life. I will be loading monthly posts here. Thank you for stopping by the site and may God bless you!
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