Possible Aspects of Progression: From Unbelief to Actually Standing in Heaven


Hearing the biblical Gospel

Changing their mind: Repentance of dead “good” works as being able to get them into Heaven; and maybe changing their mind and being convinced that that they ARE a sinner. Repenting: Changing their mind about unbelief.

***Belief in Jesus and or the Gospel and immediate permanent irrevocable salvation. Instantaneous, automatic Spiritual Baptism into the death and resurrection of Christ. Eternal Security.****

Assurance of salvation

Assurance of eternally secure salvation


Seeking God

Communion with God

Guidance, blessing.

Realizing I died with Christ, I rose with Christ. I am sanctified. I am a child of God.

Living in love and obedience and prayer and worship and Bible study, Christian living, giving, forgiving, and evangelism, living in close harmony and fellowship with God by living in God’s love and obeying and following the Spirit.

Practical sanctification

Dying and going to Heaven

Being bodily resurrected and living on the perfect earth, united with Heaven, with the everlasting love and eternal comfort of God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

Curtis Smale