This article will explain in detail the Eight Stages of Biblical Salvation necessary to Save Christians from spending eternity in Hell.
Each of the above stages is essential for Christians to experience the “revelation of the mystery” to understand how to “run the race” that each Christian must “run” – spiritually.
“…and let us RUN WITH PATIENCE the RACE THAT IS SET BEFORE US, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of ourfaith…” (Heb 12:1-2)
The Gospel of Initial and Final Salvation closely associates with the Apostle Paul’s Gospel that he termed “My Gospel“. This is the ONLY Gospel that will give Christians the promises of eternal life that God has promised.
Throughout the last two centuries of Christianity, the ‘gospel’ being preached centers upon Salvation through faith alone (Eph 2:9). However, this Faith Alone ‘gospel’ fails to address the need for any accompanying “works” mentioned in Eph 2:10. The Apostle Paul said we were “…created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them“.
The Bible says that God the Father regularly inspects each christian for spiritual “fruit” (John 15:2).
These “branches” grafted into Jesus “the Vine” (John 15:5) can only produce “fruit” from “works” (James 2:26). These “works” are produced to fulfill God the Father’s will (Matt 12:50) .
This is why God requires Christians to accept and implement Initial and Final Salvation. This is because ONLY Final Salvation accommodates both “faith” + “works” and the spiritual maturity that accompanies it.
God has established the requirement for every Christian to “Run the Race” that has been established for them:
“…let us RUN WITH PATIENCE THE RACE that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…”Heb 12:1-2
Once modern-day individuals hear the Gospel message — who believe and then accept the ‘Good News’ by confessing Jesus Christ with their mouth, the Bible says that such people are ‘Saved’ from spending eternity in Hell (Rom 10:9-10). However, such people are yet to run the race God has established for every Christian to embark upon and successfully finish.
This ‘race’ is necessary because there is a Devil dwelling among us who does not like sinners ‘Saved’ out of his kingdom of lies, unbelief, sins, hatred, etc. into God’s kingdom of truth, mercy, peace and Godly love (i.e. “charity” — 2 John 1:3).
After Satan has lost one of his own to Jesus, his role is to have such people:
Jesus Christ used parables to describe what the Kingdom of Heaven was like. This article represents a modern-day parable of the education system. As such systems of education are found in many countries, they are used to illustrate the Biblical truth about Salvation and how God expects His people to progress and mature from beginning (Initial Salvation) to the end (Final Salvation).
The scripture verse that underscores the message in this post is this:
“It is written in the prophets, And THEY[ALL truly 'born-again' Christians] shall be ALL TAUGHT[PERSONALLY] of God [the Father]. Every[truly 'born-again'] man[or woman] therefore that hath HEARD, and hath LEARNED of [God] THE FATHER, COMETH UNTO ME [Jesus—at the Rapture].” (John 6:45)
Every Christian commences their faith-journey when he or she first accepts Christ as their personal Savior. This symbolizes in the parable a young child commencing their education years in kindergarten.
An advertising campaign I ran some time ago using Google ads produced statistical proof that most Christians are not Saved!
To illustrate that this situation has been a pattern of God’s people throughout millennia, the Bible reveals that in the days of Noah (Luke 17:26-27) it was only Noah and his seven other family members who were saved from that world-wide flood. If it is assumed that there were 1 billion people on the Earth at the time, this means that the percentage saved would be 0.0000008%.
Similarly, ALL of the inhabitants of the cities associated with Sodom and Gomorrah perished in the fire and brimstone that rained down upon them from Heaven — but it was only Lot and his two daughters who were saved from that catastrophe (Gen 19:24; 30). Again, it was a very tiny percentage of people who were ‘finally Saved’ from God’s judgments.
Often the Bible talks about a “remnant” of God’s people that were saved (rather than a multitude) as can be seen in these the Bible references (Rom 9:27; 2 Kings 19:30-31; Ezra 9:8; Isa 1:9; 10:21-22; 11:16).
A recent article I read identifies society’s corruption that the Prophet Jeremiah experienced in his day some 2,600-years ago. It also reveals how today’s corrupt world parallels Jeremiah’s world back then. Naturally, such a situation brought about God’s judgment on an area of the world back then, as stated in the Bible:
"And upon Elam[on the Northeast side of the Persian Gulf] will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam[the Elamites] shall not come. 37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the Lord; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them: 38 And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the Lord." (Jeremiah 49:36-38)
If you are a Christian, you should be aware that fake preachers preach fake gospels that cannot save a soul from anything.
When the first Christians commenced spreading the True Gospel of Jesus Christ among the gentile nations, the Apostle Paul ultimately termed it “My Gospel” as stated in Rom 2:16 and Rom 16:25. This is because Paul’s Gospel contained a “mystery” (Eph 6:19) and that his Gospel had to be “obeyed” (Rom 10:16).
Paul ultimately concluded that it would be “his Gospel” used by Jesus Christ to judge Christians at ‘The Judgment’:
"In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus ChristACCORDING TO MY GOSPEL." (Romans 2:16)
There are many ‘gospels’ being preached in the churches today that cannot Save! This article helps Christians to determine if the ‘gospel’ they have believed is the ONE True Gospel or one of many false gospels.
Many preachers claim that if an unsaved person accepts Christ as their Savior, they have experienced the New Birth, or “born again”. However, can such a claim be justified in scripture?
I question this because of my own ‘New Birth’ experience (John 3:8). What happened at this time was that God placed a “new heart” within me (Ezek 36:26). This experience allowed me to “see” the state of God’s kingdom inside the churches, which to me was horrific.