What Is Salvation?

Salvation means wholeness, or rather to be delivered and preserved from some type of destruction. There are no human beings on this earth who could save themselves or others from our present state of death and destruction, or the evil that surrounds us on a daily basis. A person can be an exceptional “do gooder,” but no one can create a new heart, or perfect nature that will save that individual from destruction. We can do nothing for ourselves; therefore, salvation is truly a gift of God. God’s plan of salvation for the world can only be found in Jesus Christ, God’s perfect sacrifice, the Lamb of God. He sent His Son, as a living sacrifice, to die on the cross, in order to redeem humanity from the dominion of sin. He will save anyone who asks Him for that salvation. 

How Do I Receive Salvation?

We receive salvation by asking the Lord Jesus Christ to save us in an act of faith. This act of faith is a conviction that the gospel message of Christ is true, in which we acknowledge our need for salvation, and believe in our hearts that God sent His only begotten Son to save us. A person is saved by grace, which is God’s divine favor, freely given to a person, no matter what that person has done in the past. The only way to forfeit salvation is to reject the gospel message (good news) of Christ. 

Scripture References


Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.”
Romans 10:13 “For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.”

Acts 4:12 “There is no other name, under heaven, given among men, whereby we must be saved