Works are integral to the life of every surviving conceived human being.Nic--you asked a question about what I meant by "integral"--when I asked if works were integral to faith. I thought I would explain that in more detail.
In the English language--the terms we use usually have components which make it up, as integral components to that term. Here are some examples:
Term: House Integral components: roof, walls, foundation, ceilings, floors, etc.
Term: Car Integral components: wheels, engine, doors, transmission, seat, windows, etc.
Term: Faith Integral components: love of God and one another, repentance, baptism, walking in the light, keeping the commandments, helping the poor, following Christ, enduring to the end, etc.
I had a friend come in late for work one morning. I asked him what was the cause of his tardiness. He told me his car's transmission had gone out, but the transmission shop had picked his car up, and they were working on his car at that moment.
So--were they working on his car--or his transmission?