Not In Context

I am reading a book about a person’s conversion.  He talks about how some denominations pull Ephesians 2:8-9 out of context to show the elect are saved by faith only.  This belief is easily refuted by the verse itself.

Ephesians 2:8-9 – For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast.

For by grace you are saved…

But he actually took it a different route.  He was fighting the works based salvation but it seemed the entire time he was fighting it, he was actually promoting a works based salvation.  It seemed quite unusual.  He has not got there in the book yet but the question will come down to – what is required for salvation?

I’m not finished with the book yet but it has riled me up a bit which is always fun.