What is salvation?
Salvation is the deliverance from danger and suffering.
What are we saved from?
Our sin separates us from a Holy God (Romans 3:23) and the consequence of
our sin is death (Romans 6:23). Salvation is that which saves us from the just
wrath of God upon sin in this world (Romans 5:9).
Who does the saving work?
Only God has the true power to offer salvation and deliver us from the
penalty of sin (2 Timothy 1:9). Salvation is not based on our good works but
by God's grace alone (Titus 3:5); therefore, we cannot save ourselves.
How does God save?
God offers us salvation through His Son Jesus Christ (John 3:17). God sent Jesus into the world to die on the cross to shed His own blood for our sin (Ephesians 1:7) and was resurrected to achieve our salvation. The Bible is very clear that salvation is based upon God's grace alone and is an undeserved gift from God (Ephesians 2:5;8).
How do we receive God's salvation?
Salvation is received by those who put their faith in God's Son, Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12). Salvation can come in no other way (John 14:6) but by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8-9). We must hear the Gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:13), then believe upon the Lord Jesus (Romans 1:16). This involves repentance, a turning away from sin.
Will you put your faith in Jesus Christ now?
If you have put your faith in Jesus Christ, we would love to get in touch with you about the next steps of a being Christian, a disciple of Jesus Christ! Please email our office and let us know about the decision you have made. You can also reach us by calling 606-286-4191.