How are we saved? There is surely some mystery behind how a simple prayer can transform your life. Our minds and attitudes have amazing power. The Bible tells us we are saved when we make the choice to invite God’s Spirit to live in us. The Spirit makes us holy and points us to God’s truth.
As for us, we can’t help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first to experience salvation—a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth.
~ 2 Thessalonians 2:13 [NLT]