Salvation is not an individual affair. It is not a direct line from God thrown to the individual soul. Our salvation is located in the body of Jesus, for he worked out our salvation in his body through utter reliance upon the Spirit. And through reliance upon this same Spirit we are incorporated into the body of Jesus: the Church, the sphere of salvation. By pressing into the lives of the other members of the body, according to the pattern of love that Jesus has given, we release the gifts the Spirit has sown into each member of the body, and through this we are all built up into the knowledge and stature of Jesus, the fount of our sonship and salvation.