We check for the fruit of the Spirit... do the words and actions match love, joy, peace, kindness, patience, etc... do they give credit to God?
Versus... do the words spoken produce fear, anxiety, anger, pride, self-righteousness, etc... insisting they saved themselves by making the right choice.
The latter sounds right to our human thinking and is preached in many many churches... yet people can not see just how different it is from the heart of God.
Just as when the disciples said to Jesus...
54And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
55But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
56For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
Religion tells us... Hell yeah, fry them suckers... but the heart of God, that true Spirit within tells us... No, pray for them and love them... they are ignorant and don't know any better.