This blog follows from Nick's below. It is not a statement but a question, intended to further focus the dilemma.
If asked at the gate of heaven (throne of judgement), 'Why should you be allowed entrance to Paradise', the conventional evangelical answer would be, 'because I am trusting in Jesus Christ as my Saviour'. If, however, the final judgement is about our works (which Scripture certainly teaches), is the evangelical answer mistaken?
Or, to frame the dilemma another way, how do we reconcile the following texts.
Rom 4:5 And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness.
Rom 2:6-10 He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.