Since the Bible declares that “by grace have ye been saved” (Eph. 2.8), then we need to ask the following questions:
(a) given to whoever is deserving, that is, does God require man to do good in order to be saved?
(b) given to supplement what is lacking, that is, does God require man to do his best before he is saved?
(c) withheld because of the lack of merit, that is, can God refuse to save a person because he is no good?
(d) given less to the less deserving, that is, can God refuse to save a man because he is not as good as another man?