A Marathon has got no short-cuts, the course-way is set, and all who wants to finish the Marathon Race must follow the set course-way. Likewise Salvation has got no short-cuts, it has got a course-way that is set, that all that wants to Partake of its eventual crowning must follow: Purity (Pure in heart), Faithfulness (unto The LORD), Humility (a Humble heart).
Mathew 24:13 ‘“But he who endures to the end shall be saved.”’
2nd Timothy 4: 7-8 ‘“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which The LORD, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.”’