For as long as I can recall there has always been this tug-of-war between grace and works.
Someone will proclaim that we are saved by grace, only to hear, yea, but what about good works? Someone else will emphasize the need to obey and do the will of God, only to be cautioned that we cannot earn heaven.
So which is it?
We are saved by grace. To that there is no doubt. If you are not convinced just read Ephesains 2:8-10.
But yet it seems we are going to be judged by works. The great judgment picture that Christ paints in Matthew 25:31-46 indicates that, as does his words in Matthew 7:21-23. Then there is Paul’s plain statement of this fact in 2nd Corinthians 5:10.
So, are we saved by grace and yet judged by works?
P.S. I added a pic of Mother Teresa because in my lifetime I have not known of anyone who sacrificed more and worked harder in the name of Jesus.