“It is only through faith in Jesus that anyone will escape the justice of Hell. Jesus is our only hope for the forgiveness of our sins. Once a person believes in Jesus, he or she is forgiven of all sins past, present and future, declared not guilty by God, born again, given new life, made a new creation, indwelled by the Holy Spirit, sealed forever by God, and is irrevocably destined for Heaven. This is what it means to be saved through believing the Gospel–according to the Bible. Growing in grace (sanctification) is what can happen next, but salvation is no longer an issue.”

–Curtis Smale