Salvation is ultimately about having a right relationship with God, which results in pursuing a right relationship with our “neighbor,” other human beings. There are two types of people on planet earth; those who have a right relationship with God and those who have a wrong relationship with God. A right relationship with God consists of, first, recognizing His supremacy (presupposing the recognition of His existence) and loving Him supremely. Love of God is not a feeling one has about Him (though feelings may come), it is a commitment to purpose and pursue His highest good, seeking to please Him in all things.
A person who is “saved” is in active pursuit of becoming increasingly cleansed and purified, rising above and recovering from any damages their sin and selfishness had promoted in their own character and to deal with the consequences their bad choices have had in the lives of others.
The greatest question anyone can ask and seek to answer, therefore, is “Who (or what) do I love supremely”? For those who claim to be Christians, it is important to discern whether you love God supremely or whether you are simply using God for ultimately selfish purposes. Even the ultimate goal of going to heaven can be a selfish substitute for loving God. The most important question is not whether one is or isn’t a religious person as all people are religious (some drink religiously, seek pleasure religiously or go to church religiously). In fact, great atrocities have been advanced in the name of religion (of which we have current evidence).
The question is, “Do you love God supremely?”