Justification by Death? by R.C. Sproul
Dr. R.C. Sproul laments the biblical view among even most Christians – that all you have to do to go to heaven is die.
…there is a view even more insidious in its subtlety and thus more pervasive — the cultural view of justification that is widely held in the West. That doctrine is the doctrine of justification by death. It is an implicit universalism that assumes everyone goes to heaven when he or she dies. Perhaps the most rank evildoers, such as Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin, may not make it, but the average person certainly has nothing to worry about.