OK, I've been hearing for years and years faith alone vs. faith and works. And for all those years I've never understood exactly what the argument was about. Faith alone people understand that we need to act out our faith in love, to do God's will, to do the works prepared for us, to take up our cross. Faith and works people know that works by themselves don't save them (I've certainly never heard one claim otherwise). Both sides finally agree that it is grace that saves. So, why the never-ending argument? What exactly is the big deal? What difference does it all make in the life of a Christian? Why is this question such an obsession with some folks? I don't get it!