Faith and Works.
Salvation is by faith alone, but faith is never alone.
That is the message of these 18 readings (written 1881-1902) on the topic of salvation. The gem of the collection is an 1890 manuscript, perhaps Ellen White's most definitive statement on justification by faith, written during the theological ferment that followed that Minneapolis General Conference of 1888.
While emphasizing the importance of obedience, she wrote, "It is not possible to effect anything in our standing before God or in the gift of God to us through creature merit. . . . Justification is wholly of grace and not procured by any works that fallen man can do. . . . Any works that man can render to God will be far less than nothingness."
This volume portrays a God of grace who embraces every sinful, struggling soul who accepts His offer of righteousness by faith
- Chapter 1—Ellen White Clarifies the Issues
- Chapter 2—The Standard of True Sanctification
- Chapter 3—Christ Our Righteousness
- Chapter 4—Ellen White Clearly Draws the Lines
- Chapter 5—Faith and Works
- Chapter 6—A Warning Against Counterfeit Sanctification
- Chapter 7—How to Tell if God is Leading
- Chapter 8—God's Commandment-Keeping People
- Chapter 9—The Quality of Our Faith
- Chapter 10—E. G. White Report on Response to the Ottawa Sermon
- Chapter 11—Obedience and Sanctification
- Chapter 12—Appropriating the Righteousness of Christ
- Chapter 13—Faith and Works- Hand in Hand
- Chapter 14—The Experience of Righteousness by Faith Outlined
- Chapter 15—This Is Justification by Faith
- Chapter 16—Accepted in Christ
- Chapter 17—Counsel to a Leading Minister on the Presentation of the Relation of Faith and Works
- Chapter 18—Man May Be As Pure in His Sphere As God Is in His
- Chapter 19—Opinions and Practices to Be Conformed to God's Word