Eph 2:10 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Eph 4:24 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. The false religionists have it backwards, they teach that man is created anew because of his good works, let me explain . The good works that one does either in mind or heart must come from the principle of a new life or a new creation Ezk 36:26-27 26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. This describes New Life from Christ or the Spirit in the New Creation. The first works of the New Life are evangelical as Faith or believing and Repentance Jn 6:28-29 28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. Yes, believing is a Work of God in us, but it is also God causing us to do our work of believing, Phil 2:13 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Believing on Christ is us doing God's Good Pleasure, which is our Work, the Work of the New Creation or New Man Eph 4:24. And following the Good Works of Evangelical doing are other good works Titus 3:8 8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men. These are the good works which God created them unto Eph 2:10 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Now those who claim they are saved because they believed, they are claiming Salvation, being a New Man by their Works, which contradicts Eph 2:8-9 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. Such men who claim that are nothing but boasters Jesus calls Faith or Believing works here when speaking to the hypocritical jews Jn 8:39 39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. Jesus means by the works of Abraham, Abraham's Believing Gen 15:6 6 And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness. Also Gal 3:7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. So the conclusion is this, If we claim to be saved because of our Faith or our act of Believing, them we claim salvation by our good works instead of the biblical Truth of Salvation unto Good Works. We are claiming to that our act is what at least assisted God in Creating us a New Man Eph 4:24 which is utter Blasphemy !