Bible Study 7-30-19

The Three Stages of Salvation





This stage of salvation begins at the moment of faith in the gospel wherein God declares the sinner to be righteous before Him based on the death of Christ.

The present experiential or progressive work of continuing to be set apart unto the things of God during the whole of our Christian lives. Every command and exhortation to holy living concerns this stage of salvation.

The final stage of salvation occurs at death or Rapture where perfected immortality is bestowed upon all those who have been justified.

Salvation Past
Salvation Present
Salvation Future


Christian Living


Heaven (in God’s presence)


Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:5-8; Romans 3:21-26; 5:1; 8:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21

1 Cor. 1:18; 2 Cor. 2:15, 3:18; 5:17; Romans 5:2; 6:19; Gal. 2:20; Philippians 2:12-13

Romans 8:30; 13:11; Phil. 1:6, 3:21; Eph. 1:14; 1 Peter 1:3-5; 1 John 3:2; Rev. 7:9

Legal righteousness imputed

Personal righteousness imparted


Moral perfection and resurrected body imparted

Establishes Position

Transforms Condition


Matches Condition with Position

One act of faith

Many acts of faith

Act of God’s faithfulness


Progressive, dynamic, never- ending in this life




Distinct event at moment of “salvation”

Inevitable to the elect

Process of spiritual growth in the life of the Christian

Expected but not inevitable to the justified

Distinct event at either death or Rapture

Inevitable to the justified

Have Been Delivered from the PENALTY of Sin

Are Being Delivered from the POWER of Sin
Will be Delivered from the PRESENCE of Sin
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