^Use of the Word "Only". Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). [2017-11-09]. （原始内容存档于2009-09-27）. By faith alone means we are saved by faith, not by works. There are many passages that use these exact words, for example, in Romans 3, Galatians 3, and Ephesians 2. The words not by works exclude works from being joined to faith. By faith alone is just another way of saying by faith, not works.