#8. Immortality comes only through obedience to God's word and is bestowed as a gift from God at Christ's second coming. This is not to say that it is of works that we are saved. Obedience is the fruit of faith, salvation is the gift of faith. (1 Cor. 15:21,22,51-55; Ps. 146:3,4; Eccl. 9:5,6,10; 1 Tim. 6:15,16; 2 Tim. 1:10; 1 John 5:11,12)