Agreed it is confusing..maybe try reading both testament??<quoted text>So contradictory, from one worshiper to another...one says 'faith without works is dead', and one says 'works don't matter it's the faith that counts', and one says you WILL go to hell for (insert 'whatever it is that person disapproves of' here _______), and one says God forgave Hitler, Stalin, Mengele, Idi Amin, if they but asked Him to, and one says the first half of the Bible is what's important, while another says the second half pretty much replaces the first one, and one says 'predestination' and one says 'all souls have a shot at Heaven'....it just goes on...and on....and on....
I'll keep my own beliefs, thanks...seems to be working for each of you....
About faith..it is necessary. Comes thru grace which is a gift.
The call or seeds of faith can come from anywhere..makes you want to know more..a tv show..a baby's smile..a post on a forum
With faith comes salvation..With salvation comes works..THE works can lead to rewards in heaven or here..knowing you have done a good thing..
Things like that.
But works will not get you saved in and of themselves..hope that helped with some of the confusion:)