For me at one time, the concept of salvation was restricted to eternal destiny, aka the afterlife. The question “What must I do to be saved?” was often found in our conversations. Once I realized that the afterlife began in Jesus Christ after he rose to new life, salvation took on a whole new meaning. I have been saved from all that came before as well as delivered into a brand new kingdom. Rescued from darkness and delivered into the Light. Salvation doesn’t just start after I die, it is true even now … despite all appearances.
Let me get very blunt. What kind of gospel leaves you in the unknown regarding the very premise of the actual good news of Christ, which is full confidence in one’s relationship to God through Christ? What kind of gospel causes you to think it’s all about what you do or don’t do, when the good news declares that it’s not about you at all but all about Christ and what he has done and is now doing? source