Originally Posted by maklelan
Grace is not a license to sin, ever though millions of people teach that it is. WE are saved by grace after all that we can do. No one can be saved due to their own efforts, but it's ridiculous to think that a person who accepts Christ and then utterly ignores His teachings for the rest of his life will receive an equal recompense with someone who wears out their life trying to develop and perpetuate righteousness and charity. Faith without works is dead. It cannot save a person.
why do you say this?
does the parable of the servants in Matthew 20:1-16 apply here? although some servants worked all day, and some only a few hours, all were paid what was promised to them, and all were paid an equal amount.
it's God's grace to give, and to give as God is so inclined. We may not like it, but it may be possible that someone accepts Christ then just doesn't do much in the way of following Christ's teachings and would still enter heaven. That's not for us to decide.