"If there was any idea of a sort of bargain--any idea that we could perform our side of the contract and thus put God in our debt so that it was up to Him, in mere justice, to perform His side--that has to be wiped out."
The Bible nowhere teaches that salvation is achieved through God's weighing our "good deeds" against our "bad deeds." - Credit: Ian Britton
Ephesians 2 reads in part, "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast" (vv. 8-9, ESV).