Heb 5:9 "He is the source of eternal salvation to those who obey (ὑπακούουσιν: present/continual active participle) him."
Would you say that obedience is a condition for salvation or more of a result of salvation? Can you explain your reasons, thank you.
It is correlate rather than pre-condition or consequence of God's activity.
Obedience is the fruit of God's enablement; contra Reformed theology our ability to do the good which is the fruit of God's action can begin before rather than only after one comes into the light (explicit in vs. 21):
John 3:19-21 :This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God."
Why not say obedience can only be a consequence
of coming into the light? Because one can obey the work of God before one comes to the light (as the above verse clearly says "he who practices the truth comes to
True obedience is inseparable from grace: "...apart from me you can do nothing" (Jn 15:5). True obedience is the fruit of the Spirit (cf. esp. "self-control" as the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians). Like God Himself, God's working in our hearts is not limited to an abstracted time frame of order of operation; He is with all, in all, and through all things, and the Spirit like the wind is unpredictable -He is a Person rather than a force or mechanism- and cannot be confined to a model of predictability.
Obedience is a sign rather than a means of salvation (1 Jn -"by this you know").
We are neither saved by works nor without them; rather we speak of faith working through love -it is all correlative: "...the only thing that counts is faith working through love" (Gal 5:9).
If we were to ask “what is the greatest Christian virtue” many Protestants would say “it is faith.” But faith is not the greatest Christian virtue. As Paul informs us in 1 Cor 13:2, “If I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love I am nothing.” Paul is pretty blunt about it. If you don’t love, you are nothing, and your life counts for nothing but wasted space.
Heb 3:6 We are of Christ's house "if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end"