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Top 100 Atheist Challenges

Why do Christians think God is going to let them into heaven because they were better than everybody else?

This has the situation exactly backwards; God is going let Christians into Heaven precisely because they acknowledge that they have no merit of their own to offer and thus must rely solely on the work of Jesus to have any hope at all. And, as per the answer to the question concerning predestination, even this acknowledgement is ultimately God's doing. All that God requires is the cessation of our rebellion against him (which is, in itself, a morally neutral state) in order to incite the will to believe.