There is an argument that doing anything in response to Christs work is self righteousness
and evil, earning ones own salvation, justifying oneself before the Lord.
Salvation starts when we respond to Christs words, in faith and repentance. These are very
much actions, not something that just is part of the story.
Equally obedience and good works are fruit of the very act of being saved.
The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.
1 John 3:7
Some are suggesting that doing right things is evil if not done inspired by
Christ, as if as believers we do right things from self (evil) or from the
This creates a moral concept of continual sinning or righteousness which is
not defined in scripture.
So I am bringing out our response and faith is part of salvation, we cannot subdivide
and exclude the relationship in the whole glorious communion of salvation and redemption.