Jonathan C. Pingul
I. What Is Salvation?
Passing from death to life
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word,
and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life,
and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from
death unto life” (John 5:24).
Escaping hell (and the lake of fire) and gaining heaven
“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life
was cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15).
Turning from a life devoted to serving self to a life devoted to
serving God according to the teachings of His Son Jesus Christ
“And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me,
is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:38).
Adoption into the family of God
“To redeem them that were under the law, that we might
receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God
hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts,
crying, Abba, Father” (Galatians 4:5–6).