What is Salvation?
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Salvation Synonyms: Lifeline, preservation, conservation, means of escape, redemption, deliverance (from harm, ruin, loss or sin and it’s consequences), saving, help, reclamation.
So what does it all mean? Why do we need saving? How is it relevant to us now?
Salvation is God’s provision for us, embracing everything, through Jesus Christ sacrifice at the cross. Salvation includes:
- The mercy of God
- Forgiveness of all sin
- Victory over Satan’s power
- Healing of body, mind and spirit
- Complete righteousness (right relationship with God)
- Peace of heart and mind
Being brought into a state of complete wholeness before God. It means coming into a place of complete safety and entering into God’s great mercy and kindness. Salvation has 3 key components:
I AM SAVED – from the penalty of sin
4 But God, being [so very] rich in mercy, because of His great and wonderful love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were [spiritually] dead and separated from Him because of our sins, He made us [spiritually] alive together with Christ (for by His grace—His undeserved favour and mercy—you have been saved from God’s judgement).
When Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit back at the beginning of time the consequence was death and eternal separation from God. The bible tells us the only way this rift can be repaired is by believing that Jesus is the Son of God and that his death on the cross was the only way God could be have a relationship with us again.
9 because if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God], and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God [that is, His remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.