Don't misunderstand. I know that Jesus IS the savior and He is the only way we go to Heaven. But, consider these verses. John 6:28-29 say:
"Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?"
"Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent."
This clearly says belief is a work, and it is the work of God. These people wanted to know how they could do the work God gave them. Jesus told them that their belief was the work of God within them. So, if belief is God's work within us, how can we claim it as our faith? This meshes with Ephesians 2:8 where it says it is faith which saves us, but not that of our own.
So, how can this be true and at the same time, us be accountable to "believe and accept" as our own work and mechanism of salvation?
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