Re: If we are not justified in Baptism...Then Christ died in vain.
Protestants generally believe that works flow from a life of faith.
|Faith must be their first. It is faith in Christ that leads to someone doing good works.|
|Works are a sign of faith. "Faith without works is dead." If someone claims to have faith, but has no works, then their faith is suspect.|
|Rather than "faith and works," I think most Protestants would say living faith evidenced by works.|