What is Salvation?

 
To understand God’s salvation, we must first understand our need for salvation. Since Adam and Eve committed the first sin, by disobeying God’s instructions in the Garden of Eden, everyone after that has been born into sin. We, like Adam and Eve, have been separated from God by our sins.
 

The Problem 

 
God is perfect in His holiness. He cannot tolerate sin, cannot look upon sin, and cannot have a relationship with anyone who has sin until the penalty for that sin has been paid and the sin removed. Without someone to save us, we would pay our own penalty in the desolation of a real place called Hell…completely and eternally separated from God.
 
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 3:23
For the wages of sin is death…
Romans 6:23a
 

The Solution

 
but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23b
No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
Luke 13:3
Even though we were sinners, and deserved to suffer our own punishment, God loved us and sent Jesus, His sinless, only Son, to save us. Jesus loved us, and agreed to take our punishment upon Himself.
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9
 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16
When we accept the gift of salvation, we also receive the Holy Spirit…the Helper that Jesus promised would come, after Jesus returned to Heaven…Who lives within the heart of every believer, comforting us and teaching us how to live a Christ-centered life.
 
This SALVATION that God provided to us, through faith in Jesus Christ, cannot be earned. It is a gift that only He can give.
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever
John 14:16
 
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God
Ephesians 2:8
Then we acknowledge to others that we have accepted this wonderful gift of salvation, when we are buried with Christ by baptism.
Jesus died for our sins, and God raised Him from the dead, so we could have the gift of salvation—eternal life in Him. We accept that gift by:
  • Believing in our hearts that Jesus is the Son of God, that he died for us, and that God raised Him from the dead.
  • Repenting: turning away from our sins.
  • Confessing: acknowledging our belief in Jesus, and that we accept Him as our Lord and Savior.
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
Romans 6:4
 

Are you ready to accept the free gift of salvation?

 

You can begin here:

 
  • Believe that Jesus is the Son of God.
  • Believe that Jesus died for your sins.
  • Believe that Jesus was raised from the dead, and now lives forever at the right hand of God in Heaven.
  • Turn away from your sins, and commit yourself to Jesus Christ and His ways.
  • Tell someone that you are now a believer in Christ.