What many don't understand from Scripture is that there are even more stages of salvation in the life of a follower of Christ.
In simple terms, getting to know God is no different than getting to know another person. When spending time with a friend, we talk to them and listen to them, learning each other's stories. We become better acquainted. By spending more time together, our relationship grows. When we neglect our fellowship with God, the spiritual quality of our lives begins to dim.