What does it mean?
When does it start?
When is it completed?
"Except a man be born of Water and of the Spirit, He cannot enter into the Kingdom of Heaven" (John 3:5)
"The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us, not the putting away of the filth of the flesh,
but the answer of a good conscience toward God, By the resurrection of Jesus Christ." (I Peter 3:21)
"If , after they have escaped the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, They are again entangled therein, and overcome, The latter end with them is worse than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than after they had known it, to turn from the Holy commandment delivered unto them." (II Peter 2:20-21)
"But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: In his tresspass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, In them shall he die." (EZE 18:24)
"But he that shall endure unto the end, The same shall be saved" (Matt 24:13)