Of course you just ignore the words of the Lord Jesus at John 5:24. I guess that you think if you just ignore those words it is just as good as answering them.
I will answer the verse you quoted. In order to do good one must work the works of God:
"Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent" (Jn.6:28-29).
Now if I understand you correctly the Lord Jesus' words at John 5:24 are not in regard being saved because it says nothing about "belief in the death, burial, and resurrection."
So even though the Lord Jesus says that those who believe have eternal life and have passed from death to life you say those believers are not saved.
And what do you say about these words:
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (Jn.3:16).
Jerry, I realize you have gone to the weakest link hoping to prove what you cannot seem to prove to those who are more knowledgeable than I am, but I am not going to play. I don't know....honestly, I don't. I have tried to read all sides on this but it simply isn't clear to me.