Where is 'faith alone' found in the Scriptures?
Chapter Five: Show where "faith alone" is found in the Scriptures
A person who was challenged to show just one verse in the New Testiment that 'salvation is by faith alone,' replied with the following:

Considering the Church of Christ's own standard of 'necessary inference' a person can identify this as plain as the nose on his face, for there are at least 150 passages throughout the New Testament which tell us that salvation is simply by placing faith in Jesus Christ alone.

Consider for a moment the following passages:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

“Most assuredly, I say unto you, he who hears my Word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come to judgment, but has passed from death to life.” John 5:24

"...but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name." John 20:31

"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not by works, lest anyone should boast." Eph. 2:8

"We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified." Galatians 2:15-16

These passages clearly state:

* a direct relationship between salvation, justification and faith- with nothing else required in the text or context

* a direct eternal benefit from faith- with nothing else being required in the text or the context

* therefore, since nothing else other than faith is mentioned in the text or context being communicated-

Faith Alone or 'faith only' is what is implied and required.

To further illustrate the above reality, as well as to show how 'selective' those in the Church of Christ are in applying their own standard necessary inference, this individual applied their "faith only" argument to the illustration of Noah building the ark, with gopher wood only-

"Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch. And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits. Its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits. You shall make a window for the ark, and shall finish it to a cubit from above; and set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third decks." Genesis 6:14-16

His point? It's utterly ridiculous for the Church of Christ to assert its 'no verse in scripture specifically says we are saved by faith-only' argument when honest consideration is given to the biblical text and context of those passages.

To refuse the plainly stated truth that salvation is simply by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone would be like saying- 'Noah was told to build an ark with gopher wood, but God never said he was to use gopher wood only.'