12th December 2016

Salvation Meaning Of

“What is salvation? What is the Christian doctrine of salvation?”Salvation is deliverance from danger or suffering. To save is to deliver or protect. The word carries the idea of victory, health, or preservation. Sometimes, the Bible uses the words savedor salvationto refer to temporal, physical deliverance, such as

 

Paul’s deliverance from prison

Philippians 1:1919 For I know that as you pray for me and the Spirit of Jesus Christ helps me, this will lead to my deliverance.More often, the word “salvation” concerns an eternal, spiritual deliverance.

When Paul told the Philippian jailer what he must do to be saved, he was referring to the jailer’s eternal destiny

Acts 16:30-31

30 Then he brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.”

Jesus equated being saved with entering the kingdom of God Matthew 19:24-2524 I’ll say it again—it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!”25 The disciples were astounded. “Then who in the world can be saved?” they asked.

What are we saved from?

In the Christian doctrine of salvation, we are saved from “wrath,” that is, from God’s judgment of sin

Romans 5:9

And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation.

1 Thessalonians 5:9

For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us.

Our sin has separated us from God, and the consequence of sin is death

Romans 6:23

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Biblical salvation refers to our deliverance from the consequence of sin and therefore involves the removal of sin.Who does the saving? Only God can remove sin and deliver us from sin’s penalty

2 Timothy 1:9

For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.

Titus 3:5he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. (Greek He saved us through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.)

How does God save?

In the Christian doctrine of salvation, God has rescued us through Christ

John 3:17

17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

Specifically, it was Jesus’ death on the cross and subsequent resurrection that achieved our salvation

Romans 5:1010 For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be aved through the life of his Son.

Ephesians 1:7

He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.

Scripture is clear that salvation is the gracious, undeserved gift of God and is only available through faith in Jesus ChristEphesians 2:5, 8that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.

Acts 4:12

12 There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”

 

How do we receive salvation?We are saved by faith.

First, we must hearthe gospel—the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection

Ephesians 1:13

13 And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own[a] by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago.

Then, we must believe—fully trust the Lord Jesus

Romans 1:16

16 For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.[a]

This involves repentance, a changing of mind about sin and Christ

Acts 3:19

19 Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away., and calling on the name of the Lord

Romans 10:9-10, 13If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved….. 13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

A definition of the Christian doctrine of salvation would be

“The deliverance, by the grace of God, from eternal unishment for sin which is granted to those who accept by faith God’s conditions of repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus.”

 

Salvation is available in Jesus alone

John 14:6

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

Acts 4:12

12 There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”

and is dependent on God alone for provision, assurance, and security.

 

Prayer can be connected to the act of placing your faith in Jesus alone for salvation.Again, though, it is crucially important that you do not base your salvation on having said a prayer. Reciting a prayer cannot save you! If you want to receive the salvation that is available through Jesus, place your faith in Him. Fully trust His death as the sufficient sacrifice for your sins. Completely rely on Him alone as your Savior. That is the biblical method of salvation. If you have received Jesus as your Savior, by all means, say a prayer to God. Tell God how thankful you are for Jesus. Offer praise to God for His love and sacrifice. Thank Jesus for dying for your sins and providing salvation for you. That is the biblical connection between salvation and prayer.

 

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