Who Teaches “Faith Only”?

By Royce Frederick

Not Jesus

“unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” - John 3:5

“He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me” - John 14:21

“He who believes and is baptized will be saved” - Mark 16:16

Not James 

“faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead” - James 2:17

“faith without works is dead” - James 2:20

“a man is justified by works, and not by faith only” - James 2:24

Not Peter

“Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins” - Acts 2:38

“you have purified your souls in obeying the truth” - 1 Peter 1:22

“There is also an antitype which now saves us, namely baptism” - 1 Peter 3:21

Not Paul

“as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death...Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” - Romans 6:3-4

“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ” - Galatians 3:26-27

“neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love” - Galatians 5:6


All of these teach that a sinner is saved by grace through faith when he is baptized in water (Acts 8:36-38; 22:16).

The doctrine that salvation is by “faith only,” without obedience, is from mere men, not from Christ nor His apostles or prophets.

A sinner must Hear the gospel (Rom. 10:17), Believe it (Jn. 8:24), Repent of his sins (Acts 17:30), Confess his faith in Christ (Rom. 10:9-10), and Be Baptized for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38).