Throughout the entire Scriptures, only the righteous are saved. The Christian is responsible for maintaining his imputed righteousness! “... whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.” (Acts 10:35) “… you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.” (1 John 2:29) “... let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous” (1 John 3:7) “… so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.” (Romans 6:19) “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether (slaves) of sin leading to (eternal) death, OR (slaves) of obedience leading to righteousness?” (Romans 6:16) Q: Why don't people see that ... the warnings (which are viewed as negative) are somewhat hidden along side of the PPs (the positive promises)? A: Too many people just cannot handle the powerful threats contained in the warnings! However, Jesus to the rescue, as always ... "But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess (repent of) our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us." (1 John 1:7-10) Dunno, maybe this is the most important part of practicing righteousness: the sincere repentance of sin. A Merry Christmas to all ... + ... A Happy new Year! [Out here on star#38590263, we are 3 months ahead of you guys] .