So I have been convinced by the Bible that ONLY Jesus can save us from sins, not rosaries I used to say or indulgences or Mary's intercessory graces or submitting to the Pope. Only JESUS saves us. It follows, then, that we CANNOT earn our own salvation. We can do no works to get ourselves saved. In fact, Jesus says that whoever believes will be saved.
In Matthew 25, where the sheep are separated from the goats, Christ judges by who feed the hungry, clothed the naked, gave drink to the thirsty, ect. I.E. who performed works and who didn't. Faith isn't even mentioned.
Why this apparent contradiction?