salvation-mainSalvation is one of the key concepts of God’s revelation to humanity. The biblical idea of salvation involves three notions.

  • First is the rescue from danger, harm, or even death of an individual, group, or nation. Most specifically salvation is the rescue from sin and death.

  • Second it is the renewing of the spirit. Scripture explains that humanity fell from the original condition of moral purity into the state of sin. God’s salvation always renews the spirit of a person to lead a life that is morally pleasing to Him.

  • Third, it is the restoration of a right relationship with God. One of the effects of sin is separation from God.

The written word of God makes clear that salvation restores one’s relationship with God, as Rom. 5:10 says, “For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son.” In both the Old Testament and New Testament, God’s salvation includes rescue, renewal, and restoration and is accomplished through the person and work of His Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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 will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” The New King James Version. (Ro 10:9-13)