I was looking up some information on Greek language tenses and came upon these passages.
1Pe 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1Pe 1:4 that is, into an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. It is reserved in heaven for you,
1Pe 1:5 who by God’s power are protected through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
One of the great things I discovered I came to when researching for this website was that our salvation begins in this life and it is entirely accessible through faith in Christ. In verse 3 Peter says we have been given a new birth and living hope through the resurrection. A living hope is a hope that continues and is available to us through what Christ has done.
We are the same people that are protected by God’s power through faith. Which is also stated by Paul in 2Tim 1:12-14. There is no reason to fear those who say you are no longer protected if you leave a church or come out from under someone’s authority. Your faith in Christ is what protects all the precious things granted to us through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.