Why do I complicate the issue?
The scriptures are clear.
“Behold, as for the proud one,
His soul is not right within him;
But the righteous will live by his faith (Habakkuk 2:4 NASB).”
By faith, by faith alone…
“… nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified (Galatians 2:16 NASB).”
We are a family of faith.
“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:26 NASB).”
We are saved by faith through Christ Jesus. Our love for Him compels us to work in His kingdom.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them (Ephesians 2:8-10 NASB).”