Let us reason together. Does this in any way sound like we are justified by faith alone in the way that Protestants say, with no judgment whatsoever of the things we have actually done?
2 Corinthians 5:10:
For at the judgement seat of Christ we are all to be seen for what we are, so that each of us may receive what he has deserved in the body, matched to whatever he has done, good or bad. (NJB)
That our sins are forgiven in Christ is of course not to be denied, but the overwhelming testimony of the Bible is that everyone will be judged based upon what he has done. It would, then, be absurd to deny what is said over and over again, would it not? How then does one make the Protestant’s sola fide “fit” with passages like 2 Corinthians 5? I submit that it cannot be done. The Protestant’s sola fide is a mistake.