Growth unto Salvation

1 Peter 2:2—“As newborn babes, long for the guileless milk of the word in order that by it you may grow unto salvation.”

Note 5 on unto salvation says: “Growth in life results in salvation. Salvation here, as the result of growth in life, is not initial salvation. God’s full and complete salvation has a long span—from regeneration, including justification, to glorification (Rom. 8:30). At regeneration we receive initial salvation (see note 55 in ch. 1). Then we need to grow by feeding on Christ as the nourishing milk in the word of God, unto full salvation, unto maturity for glorification. This will be the salvation of our soul, which will be revealed to us at the revelation of the Lord Jesus (1:5 and note 5; 1:9-10, 13).”

Cross-reference “d” on salvation directs us to the following verses:

1 Peter 1:5: “Who are being guarded by the power of God through faith unto a salvation ready to be revealed at the last time.”

1 Peter 1:9-10: “Receiving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls. Concerning this salvation the prophets, who prophesied concerning the grace that was to come unto you, sought and searched diligently.”

 

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