There is a problem with that statement. In Hebrews 11, Paul discusses faith and people who were recognized because of their great faith. Hebrews 11:7-8 KJV
 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, g prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.  By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither h he went. …
Hebrews 11:23-31 KJV
 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper r child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.  By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;  Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;  Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.  By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.  Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.  By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land : which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.  By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.  By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. …
If you examine this chapter you will see actions tied to faith. Noah was saved because of his faith. We also know that because of that faith he built the ark. When you believe what God says it changes what you do. Hebrews 11 is a perfect example of the works that are produced by faith. Everyone loves to quote Ephesians 2:8,9 but the completely ignore verse 10 which completes the idea. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works. It is plain. The grace by which we are saved also transforms us. It comes along with grace. The transformation cannot be separated from it.
The fruit of Galatians 5:22-23 KJV
 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, p goodness, faith, q  Meekness, temperance: r against such there is no law. …
These are things that you do. Look at what Jesus says about love.
John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
If the Holy Spirit is placing love in your heart as a fruit, what is that love going to do? Keep the commandments. And why wouldn’t anyone not want to keep the commandments? Think about it. One sin cost Jesus his life. One sin. It was so reprerehensible to him, and his law was so unchanging that the only way that God could satisfy the claims of his law and save man was to give up his life. If you love someone you will do things that they find pleasing as mich as you can because you love them. Now when the Holy Spirit places the love of God in your heart, are you trying to tell me that between the father son and the Holy Spirit that they can’t keep someone from sinning? It’s essentially saying that the devil is more powerful than God.
Also take these words from Jesus from long after Paul was dead. Revelation 22:12-16 KJV
 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.  I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. …