Thank you God for saving us. Thank you God for changing us. They are not the same event as best I can tell. One example... Rom 6:22 But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive you benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life. Freed from sin. = atonement= when you are officially "saved". Enslaved to God = obedience= (Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, Vs 16A) Then you receive a benefit. Gal 5:16 Spirit, 1 john 3:9 His seed. The benefit results in sanctification. == where you have been made different, changed, not just in "positional perception" but actualy changed. Does knowing that there is more than just salvation in the plans, excite you or disturb you?