SALVATION

in this context does not mean “being saved from sickness, accident, physical death or some kind of evil/ugly situation”.  Those however are forms of SALVATION

(eg. Judges 6:36-37; 7:7; 1Samuel 9:16; Psalm. 59:2; Matt. 14:30; 8:25; John. 12:27).

SALVATION  is referred to the state when a sinner is forgiven, justified and freed by God from the power/dominion of sin.

(Matt. 1:21; Eph. 2:4-6, 8; Act. 4:12).

SALVATION has two sides:- 

  1. Being forgiven, justified and freed from the power of sin in the now (eg. Luke. 7:50; Rom. 3:24; 5:1; John. 8:32, 34, 36)
  2. Eventual entry into the kingdom of God at last  (1Cor.5:5, 9-10; Matt. 24:13; 1Cor. 3:15).

 

One may be saved in the now but lost at last, if he/she eventually loses the salvation experience

(Ezek. 18:24-28).

 

The first aspect of SALVATION is referred to in the Bible as follows:- 

  • “being born of God” (Jon. 1:13; 1Jon. 3:9),
  • “being born again” (Jon. 3:3, 5; 1Pet. 2:23),
  • “being quickened” (resurrected from spiritual death) (Eph. 2:1, 6; Col. 2:13; 3:1),
  • “being regenerated” (Tit. 3:5),
  • “being in Christ” (2Cor. 5:17).
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