I think some might find this video helpful:
Met. Ware gives a great answer to the question: Are you saved?
He answers saying: I trust that, by God's grace, by the divine compassion and mercy, I am being saved. But! Up until the gates of death I must repent.
This got me thinking about the typical understanding of salvation I have found in the Early Church fathers, the Orthodox, the Catholic, and some Anglican Churches, which Metropolitan Ware has summed up nicely. However, I was thinking of it in terms of an interpretation of the Apostles' Creed which I believe articulates what many traditions think/hear when they recite this in Baptisms, Confirmations, and Re-Affirmations.
I trust that I am being saved by the Grace and mercy of
made manifest inGod,the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,and given to us byJesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.through its mediatorthe Holy Spirit,and her sacraments, especiallythe holy catholic Church,which we share with allthe communionthrough which we receiveof [the] saints,So that I will receive thethe forgiveness of sinsand share inthe resurrection of the body,My question is simply this: Is this view of salvation possible in the Church of the Nazarene? Is this a possible reading of the Apostles' Creed as you all articulate the mystery of our salvation?life everlasting. Amen.