It is referring to any and all works by which someone might try to be saved. We are not saved by anything that we do; we are saved by what God does in us and for us.That passage is referring to works of the law...
Outworking your salvation is cultivating it, not "enduring to the end", which is a separate subject.enduring to the end ie working out your salvation
No, it's not. Out final salvation includes the resurrection, when we will be saved from our corrupt bodies and this sinful world. This does not mean that we are not already saved; it just means that not all elements of that salvation have been applied yet.That is what I have been saying all along
No, it does not. To say that we are saved, means that we are no longer under God's wrath and condemnation; it means that we have fellowship with the Lord; we have forgiveness and have been adopted into his family; we are sheep that have been gathered to the Good Shepherd and can never perish; we have been born again and cannot return to a life characterised by sin, because of our new nature. We have the Holy Spirit indwelling, as a down-payment, guaranteeing final payment (i.e. the resurrection and all that means).Actually, it is. We were saved. We are being saved, and we shall be saved... To say we are saved means it is the final act.
Yes; the passage you quoted here means exactly that. We are saved by means of steadfast confidence in Christ, for our future.Paul tells us what hope means...
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
Can you show a passage where it says hope means steadfast confidence for the future?