What Does Salvation Mean?

Salvation, literally “being saved,” is God’s rescue of sinners. This is not a plan we must follow. Instead, it refers to the freedom won for all the world by Jesus’ saving work (John 3:17).

See also Redemption.

Salvation is not only deliverance from physical death (1 Corinthians 15:22), but also sin (Hebrews 9:26), and eternal death (Romans 6:23). Since salvation is complete (John 19:30), believers have full confidence they are forgiven of their sins and will live eternally with God (John 3:16).

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16

Study Salvation in the Scriptures

John 3:16-17

1 Corinthians 15:22

Hebrews 9:26

John 19:30

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