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Salvation vs Rewards

Salvation is a Free Gift of God as we are all sinners (“all who have sinned” in Romans 3:23 are then said to be “justified freely” (the ‘same’ all who have sinned, None left out,) in Romans 3:24 eventually and in the “present time” believers receive it first, Romans 3:26).
Rewards are based on our works & we will be judged for it, receiving good or evil according to what we have done. An advantage for believers is that “no” Judgment for us as John 5:24 mentions.
Simple as that and best is, “as it is written”.
Example, the translation below reflects this well (as the ‘object’ referred to in both verse 23 and 24 is the ‘same all who have sinned’) and thus the NIV translation is ‘not’ wrong in ‘meaning’ when it adds the ‘word all’ in verse 24 in its translation because the ‘meaning is the same” in Original Greek.
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” (Romans 3:23 – 24, NIV)
For the ‘present time’ part (this word exists in Greek when quantifying the ‘Salvation meant for believers only’):
“in the forbearance of God, for the showing forth of His righteousness in the present time, for Him to be just, and justifying the one of the Faith of Jesus.” (Romans 3:26, NASB)

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