What is salvation?
The word “salvation” refers to the preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin or loss, in other words, “being saved from something”. The most common meaning of salvation is "to be saved by God from the consequences of our sin."
We were created by God to be in relationship with God and to trust in His leading guidance where there is divine protection and provision for us. When we rebel and chose to do life apart from God we sin and step out from underneath the Father’s safe keeping. Sin separates us from God and leads to death BUT GOD made a way back into right standing with Him through Jesus Christ!
“For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Romans 6:23 AMPC
Jesus is the son of God who became man and lived a life free of sin, in perfect union with God the Father. He then shed his spotless blood as the ultimate sacrifice to pay for our sins- But the story does not end there! Three days later Jesus RESURRECTED from the grave, proving he has overcome death and all who believe in him shall share in this victory!
“If you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9 AMPC
Not only are we saved from eternal condemnation when this life on earth ends but we are to walk free of all condemnation RIGHT NOW in our everyday life. There is an enemy, the devil, who is fighting to steal our peace but Jesus defeated him and came so that we may experience Heaven here on earth and enjoy life to the FULL, TODAY!
"The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)."
John 10:10 AMPC
Jesus is the ONLY means by which we obtain salvation.
Jesus explained, “I am the Way, I am the Truth, and I am the Life. No one comes next to the Father except through union with me. To know me is to know my Father too.
John 14:6 TPT