Hi, you covered alot of ground in that one reply!!!!

I wrote,
"The Bible says that we have life through believing in the name of the Son of God, so I am going to go with that!"
In response,

Acutally, that is not what the Bible says

But there are many scriptures which say this. ie

"But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name." John 20:31

We are to come to the Lord that we might have life, not vice versa. This is the gospel:

"And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life." John 5:40

by Grace"........ are you saved......"through faith".......it is the gift of God
Grace is the agent, the generating, causal power, faith is the resulting means or instrument.

I can't see why it has to be the resulting instrument. It is the instrument through which salvation comes. It is by grace, through faith, but not "by grace, resulting in faith." The grace which saves in this passage of Ephesians, is I believe, a reference to the quickening - "ye have he quickenned who were dead in trespasses and sins." Would you agree?

The article is mainly concerned with imputation - and I don't hold to the reformed view. But i will look into the word "eis" and ask a friend about it who is an expert in ancient Greek (masters degree in Greek and Greek philosophy). I also consulted his knowledge after reading Pilgrim's claims from the Greek, and my thoughts were very much confirmed.