So let’s look at the progression of salvation.
God gets our attention through people we know, testimonies we have heard, or miracles that we may have witnessed or hardships in our lives.
Because God gets our attention, we come to believe what the Bible says.
We need a miracle or healing or deliverance from hardship, so we trust what others may have told us about God’s word.
And if that part is true, then what the Bible says is that Jesus lived, suffered and died for us is true too.
We believe that, we are saved and our lives are transformed.
Does that mean everything in our lives suddenly becomes perfect with no problems? NO
It means our reactions to them will be different.
We now are spiritual babies and as such, we need older people to help us to mature.
The difference is NOW WE WANT THAT! I went to church every time it was open.
Then we see the final event that happens in that progression in John’s account.