Sonja Steyn (26 July 2011)
"To Robert Belanger, faith vesus works:"


Dear John, Doves, and Robert,

I can give a sermon and write a book  on this most important topic.......I think this few bible verses will speak for themselfs!! 





James 2:17
So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, your faith it is dead and useless.


Psalm 112:9
They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honour.(in God's Kingdom)


Proverbs 11:30
The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends.


Ecclesiastes 3:17
I said to myself, “In due season God will judge everyone, both good and bad, for all their deeds.”


Ezekiel 33:20
O people of Israel, you are saying, ‘The Lord isn’t doing what’s right.’ But I judge each of you according to your deeds.”


Matthew 16:27
For the Son of Man will come with his angels in the glory of his Father and will judge all people according to their deeds.

2 Corinthians 9:9
As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”


2 Chronicles 6:30 
"God give people what their actions deserve, for he alone knows each

human heart".


James 2:18
Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.”


Revelation 14:13
And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this down: Blessed are those who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, they are blessed indeed, for they will rest from their hard work; for their good deeds follow them!”


Revelation 19:8
She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear.”For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God’s holy people.


John 5:29
"Those who have done good will rise to eternal life"


2 Corinthians 9:7
" God loves a person who gives cheerfully"


Revelation 20:13
The sea gave up its dead, and death and the grave gave up their dead. And all were judged according to their deeds.


1 Corinthian 13 
"There will come a time at judgement day to see what kind of work each builder has done".


Revelation 22:12
“Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds.


Jeremiah 17:10
But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.


 Ezekiel 18:30
“Therefore, I will judge each of you, O people of Israel, according to your actions, says the Sovereign Lord. Repent, and turn from your sins. Don’t let them destroy you!


1 John 3:18
"Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions."


Amos 6:3
"You push away every thought of coming disaster, but your actions only bring the day of judgment closer".


1 John 3:19
"Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God"


Revelation 2:23
"I am the one who searches mind and hearts and repay each of you according to your deeds."


Romans 2:6
"He will judge all people according to their deeds, eternal life will be given to those who persists in doing good"


Revelation 3:2
"Wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is almost dead. I find that your actions do not meet the requirements of my God".


In reveltions God sends this message to the church of in Thyatira............

Revelation 2:23

New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.




1. On judgement day who will be the "sheep" Those that followed the path of unselfish deeds of love. (Matt 25)

2. On judgement day who will be the "goats" Those that never followed the path of unselfish deeds of love. (Matt 25)

Now there are those who ask why then did Jesus died on the cross?
Jesus did not just died and spilled his blood to cover our sins he also told us what to do to enter into everlasting live........
The question is what is our hearts, what is in our minds, how do we treat our "neighbour" ,and what are the quality of our "fruits" {kindness, goodness, gentleness, self control, patience ,honesty, righteousness.....}
Sonja Steyn