Salvation, a freely given gift from God the Father, is the means by which a person is saved from the penalty of sin and given eternal life. The process of salvation begins with God's calling, opening the mind to spiritual truth. This leads to reconciliation with God through faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, then to repentance toward God, baptism, receipt of the Holy Spirit, sanctification unto holiness through a life of overcoming, and rebirth and glorification as God. Though salvation cannot be earned through works of the law, the keeping of the Ten Commandments is nonetheless required as a condition to receive salvation. Everyone, at the time God chooses, will have an opportunity for salvation.
Ephesians 2:4-10; John 6:44-45; Acts 20:21; Romans 5:8-11; 6:1-6, 15-18; Ephesians 1:13-14; II Thessalonians 2:13-14; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; Ephesians 1:13-14; II Thessalonians 2:13-14; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; Romans 8:29-30; II Corinthians 3:18; I John 3:1-2; I Corinthians 15:35, 42-44; Romans 2:12-13; James 1:25; Matthew 19:17; John 14:15; I Corinthians 15:21-23, 50-54; Revelation 20:4-15;