As we get to know the Bible better, we find two seemingly competing concepts. On the one hand, we find passages that tell us that the work Christ has done in saving us is his work, not ours, and we don't do anything to merit our salvation. On the other hand, we find passages that seem to instruct us in holy and righteous living.
Have you seen the bumper sticker that uses symbols of different world religions (as well as secular symbols) to spell out the word COEXIST? Christians, of course, should agree to this…in a qualified sense.