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How Secure is Our Salvation? question #2

Question 2:
What about Christians who still do wrong? Will they go to heaven?

As believers, we have the Holy Spirit to guide us into right living and to guide us back onto the path after we fall short of the goal. He comes to reside in us when we truly accept Jesus Christ as the only payment for our sins and, because of His presence, we can expect to become increasingly more godly in our thoughts and actions.

I expect to see these things developing in believers. But if good works and right living are not evident to me, I know that it is not my place to judge their salvation. There is One who knows all hearts and He will be the ultimate judge.
Belonging to Christ is not a free pass to sin. Besides the Holy Spirit letting us know when we do wrong, Christ will judge His own.
I believe that even believers will account for their actions at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

It seems to me that the believer who does not produce work approved by God will be saved but 'as one escaping through flames' will take nothing with him and will receive no rewards.

My greatest joy will be to hear Him say "Well done, good and faithful servant."
(Matthew 25:14-31)

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