Ephesians 2:8a, First we see how salvation comes, it is by Grace, which is of God’s. It is not of ourselves of that we can all agree. Next we see it is a gift that Salvation is the gift of God that is Grace is God gifts to man. But is Salvation the gift spoken of here let’s see, John 4:Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. 14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. What was Jesus referring to as the gift of God that is what is the living water? The living water was the gift, and who or what is that living water? For it is eternal life. Now let’s dig deeper. The gift of God is eternal life, both verses speak of the gift of God being eternal life, so is Faith eternal life or is Salvation eternal Life? If Salvation is eternal life then what is Faith? Can Faith be works? You say well Faith is the Gift of God, Faith is listed as part of the fruit of Spirit. But what type of Faith is it? Faith for Salvation or do we see people that no matter the situation their Faith is seen in trusting God in time to see them through. Now is Faith works? James 2:22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? Works show our Faith to the world works make Faith perfect or they complete our faith, therefore do works save us not in the least, Faith in Christ brings Salvation but Faith is not works when it comes to salvation but works complete our Faith, they are the witness to the world that we have true Faith. So the Gift of God is eternal life that is salvation Ephesians 2:8 & 9 makes it clear “For by Grace ye saved through Faith; and that not of yourself it is the gift of God not of works lest any man should boast” that we have the gift of eternal life through Faith in Jesus. “faith cometh by Hearing and Hearing by the Word of God.” The beginning and final quote from Calvin on Ephesians 2:9 “. Instead of what he had said, that their salvation is of grace, he now affirms, that “it is the gift of God.” …His meaning is, not that faith is the gift of God, but that salvation is given to us by God, or, that we obtain it by the gift of God.” Accordingly Paul sates Salvation is the gift of God so too does Calvin back up Paul that Salvation is the gift of God. Faith is the method in which man must receive it, so is Faith works? God Forbid, Faith is an action that requires a conscious decision.