You said: We are saved by those (grace and faith) alone, but that does not mean nothing accompanies them when we become believers. Please read my second sentence above.
Reply: The problem I have is the word "alone." The word should be "together". It is grace together with charity together with hope together with faith together with works together with LOVE together with humility together with gratitude together with obedience together with meekness together with virtue together with knowledge together with temperance together with kindness together with honesty together with patience together with long suffering together with temperance and endurance. All of which are important to our salvation. Lacking any of these things is less than godliness. The Bible states:
(New Testament | 2 Peter 1:3 - 11)
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and ""godliness"", through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be "partakers of the divine nature", having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience ""godliness;""
7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 But "he that lacketh these things is blind," and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
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