I've been reading The Gospel Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World by Michael Horton.
As I have been reading, a question came to mind:
If one claims to believe in Jesus--but at the same time, knowingly holds that they must contribute to their own salvation--does that belief negate saving faith? That is, does holding to a works righteousness cancel out a claim to have been saved?
Paul's letter to the Romans (Chapter 4) and the entire letter to the churches in Galatia seem to answer the question. I've had conversations with various friends, mostly coming to the conclusion that adding to the gospel is a false gospel that Paul so vehemently addressed in Galatians.