2 Corinthians 7:10 For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death. (NASB)
Reading this passage, I am struggling to make sense of the word soteria (σωτηρία), which is translated as salvation here. From what I gather, the word is used in the New Testament predominately to mean "made right with God, the securing of the soul, justified before God." Yet the context of this verse seems to be Paul addressing believers, those who already have salvation.
The word seems to have a range of meanings though. For instance:
1 Peter 2:2 ...like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation
This verse seems to be referring to sanctification (spiritual growth).
How should soteria (σωτηρία) be understood in the context of 2 Corinthians 7:10?