It seems to me that salvation comes first and theology follows. We don't get it theoretically and then decide to follow. By some mystery we get followed and are turned to see salvation, then we begin to theorize and explain or seek for words.
So Qohelet says of God (Ecclesiastes 3:15) God seeks what is pursued. We are pursued. Then we seek salvation and find it. What else is possible for love. Then we lose our heads and start defining what others should do - right?