A major difference between Baal worship in the church today and true worship in the church today is that Baal worship holds fast to the belief that it is your faith plus your good works that saves you, while the gospel teaches that it is the faith of Jesus that does the good works - even the obeying of the 10 Commandments. Faith must ALWAYS precede works since it is faith itself that produces the works.
"God does not propose to try to bring goodness out of evil, and He never will call evil good. What He proposes to do is to create a new heart in man, so that good can come from it. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained, that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:10)." Ellet J. Waggoner
"People sometimes say that they can believe that God forgives their sins, but they find it difficult to believe that he can keep them from sin. Well, if there is any difference, the latter is the easier of the two; for the forgiveness of sins requires the death of Christ, while the saving from sins requires only his continued life." Ellet J. Waggoner
"True faith is obedience. "This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He has sent" (John 6:29)." Ellet J. Waggoner
"What, then, about the "hope of righteousness" for which we wait through the Spirit? Notice that it does not say that we through the Spirit hope for righteousness. Rather, we wait for the hope of righteousness by faith, that is, the hope, which the possession of righteousness brings." ~Ellet J. Waggoner
"Sin cannot live in the sight of God, as mould cannot live in the bright sunshine. In the light of God’s countenance is life, and that light comes to us through Jesus, the propitiation for our sins." ~Ellet J. Waggoner
[The relationship between faith and works is often misunderstood, especially if one finds they are still approaching the Gospel with an Armianian mind set. Ellet J. Waggoner expalins this relationship clearly and brings hope to the one that has become discouraged in all their attempts to make themselves right with God. D. Peters]
"The great characteristic of faith is, that it works. We do not mean that works are attached to it, but works come from it."
Just as it was natural for us to ‘try’ to show good works through our own effort, which always ended up with depression and discouragement as a necessary consequence to our predictable failure, so with the new creation it is natural to do the good works of Him who now dwells in us.
Christ, who was altogether of the divine nature, was made partaker of human nature, in order that we who are altogether of the human nature "might be partakers of the divine nature." 2 Peter 1:4