Arguably, the most important teaching of the Bible is that our salvation is by faith alone.
So important is it, that we Protestants broke away from the Roman Catholic Church in the 1500’s because they deny salvation by faith alone.
In Romans 4, the Apostle Paul argues that salvation is by faith alone, and always has been. Salvation can only be a gift from God, and so must be received with empty hands.
As Augustus Toplady wrote in the hymn Rock of Ages:
Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress,
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul I to the Fountain fly
Wash me, Saviour, or I die!
Let’s encourage one another in faith alone!
In Christ, Tory Cayzer.