Sorry, but Ephesians 2 does NOT say "works of the law".
It also doesn't specifically state that we are saved by faith alone either. What it does state three times without any ambiguity is that we are saved by grace through faith.
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith
, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God—
12 in whom we have access to God in boldness and confidence through faith
17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith
, as you are being rooted and grounded in love.
The Scriptures speak of our salvation in 3 tenses and senses.
We Have Been Saved. (Past)
1 Corinthians 6:11
11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified
, you were justified
in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
We Are Being Saved. (Present)
2 Corinthians 2:15
15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved
and among those who are perishing,
We Shall Be Saved. (Future)
9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall
we be saved
by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall
we be saved
by his life
Paul told the Ephesians who were once "dead in the trespasses and sins" (Ephesians 2:1) that this initial salvation was not obtained either by their own good works or works of the Law.
8 And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works.
He differentiates between works done under the auspices of God's grace "which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:10) and those works done without the grace of God through Jesus Christ.
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
We cannot obtain final salvation without any of the required works that produce “fruit” for God. It is God's will that Christians do works to produce the fruits that God expects to see.
50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
Sorry, but Titus 3:5 does NO Say "works of the law".
Titus 3:5 is referencing our initial salvation. We are saved by God's grace and not by any good works we have done for, there were no such works in existence.
Sorry, but 2 Timothy 1:9 does NOT say "works of the law".
Yes I agree that God "saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus." (2 Timothy 1:9) I never made the argument that I can earn my salvation by my own works.
29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.
13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
Sorry, but Romans 11:5-6 does NOT Say "works of the law.
I fully agree that if salvation were to come by our own works, done apart fron faith and grace, salvation would not be a grace or favor, but a debt. All those who do works done with God's grace are promised eternal salvation.