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Order of Salvation

Ordo salutis means "the order of salvation" in Latin. The order of salvation deals with the logical sequence (cause and effect) of the benefits of salvation as they are applied to God's elect.  The order shown does not rule out the possibility that some of these benefits may be applied to God's elect simultaneously.  The order of salvation according to the reformed tradition is as follows.
  1. election
  2. predestination
  3. effectual call
  4. regeneration
  5. faith & repentance
  6. justification
  7. adoption
  8. sanctification
  9. glorification

Supporting Scriptures:

  • Rom. 8:29-30 - "For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified."
  • 1 John 5:1 - "Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him." - Note that the verb "believes" is a present tense verb but the verb "is born" is a perfect (or past) tense verb showing order. Those who believe have already been born in the past by God.