The Synoptic Gospels regularly describe the way one enters the kingdom of God. The Synoptics rarely in these contexts explicitly mention faith. The Gospels do not imply that people merit eternal life and the kingdom; nevertheless, active obedience provides the gateway to life. The article draws attention to the way the Gospels framed the doctrine of salvation (soteriology).
Colijn writes from the conviction that the doctrine of salvation (soteriology) in the letter to the Hebrews deserves more attention. The images of salvation used in Hebrews differ from the familiar images of justification and reconciliation that are usually in focus of systematic theologies, and thus enrich our understanding of the soteriology of the New Testament. In Hebrews, salvation is a journey toward a promise, a journey toward God.
The term "salvation" (Greek, soteria) has given us the name for a central category of systematic theology (soteriology). However many discussions of the doctrine of salvation do not give much attention to the actual Biblical use of the word group related to salvation. In Systematic Theology the approach is to synthesize the various Biblical concepts, and the terms for salvation occur with relative rarity.