When are believers saved? When they believe, or when God puts them spiritually in Christ after crediting their faith as righteousness? When are we made alive, before God puts us in Christ, or when we are together with Christ? My reading of scripture says we are saved when God puts us in Christ after crediting our faith as righteousness. When we are put in Christ, then we are made alive, regenerated. If we are separated from Christ, we are dead in our trespasses and sins, and therefore not spiritually alive.