One CANNOT work their way to heaven. This would mean that God is indebted to man. Salvation is solely the work of Grace by what Jesus did for us. Period. Those that accept Jesus don't go around stealing, raping and killing people. All they're showing is that they're really not Christians to begin with. Jesus died to set us free from sin. Those that remain were never saved to begin with. That's the cold hard truth. Christians do not remain in sin. Yes, they are still sinners, we're born that way. We're not sinners because we sin, we're sinners because that's who we are at birth. A real Christian doesn't want to sin and grows out of it. Read Romans and you'll understand.