What should Christians do according to the requirements of their faith?
Good deeds, because faith without good deeds is useless. The Bible says (James 2:22): ‘You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.' Such acts are therefore very important, but they are not the basis for the forgiveness of sins. In the words of the Bible: ‘Christians are not justified by good works but by grace through faith.' Basically Christians ‘have to' do nothing, according to the Bible. That seems odd, but understandable if you know what place Jesus Christ has in their lives. Jesus has done everything for them. His name means ‘God saves'. The Evangelist Matthew writes: ‘For he shall save his people from their sins.' To be saved by Him leads not to laziness, but to gratitude (→26). And with that gratitude Christians will try to follow Jesus and do good as he did. Jesus summarized this with the words: ‘Love God above all else and your neighbor as yourself' (Matthew 22:38-39). He also said: ‘So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you' (Matthew 7:12). Christians are actively engaged with their faith and have the desire to do good out of love for Jesus.