What Is Salvation?
Simply put, God's plan of salvation is the divine romance recorded in the pages of the Bible.
An Easy Explanation of Biblical Salvation
Biblical salvation is God's way of providing his people deliverance from sin and spiritual death through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. In the Old Testament, the concept of salvation is rooted in Israel's deliverance from Egypt in the Book of Exodus. The New Testament reveals the source of salvation in Jesus Christ. By faith in Jesus Christ, believers are saved from God's judgment of sin and its consequence—eternal death.
When Adam and Eve rebelled, man was separated from God through sin. God's holiness required punishment and payment (atonement) for sin, which was (and still is) eternal death. Our death is not sufficient to cover the payment for sin. Only a perfect, spotless sacrifice, offered in just the right way, can pay for our sin. Jesus, the perfect God-man, came to offer the pure, complete and everlasting sacrifice to remove, atone, and make eternal payment for sin. Why? Because God loves us and desires an intimate relationship with us:
How to Have Assurance of Salvation:
If you've felt the "tug" of God on your heart, you can have the assurance of salvation. By becoming a Christian, you will take one of the most important steps in your life on earth and begin an adventure unlike any other. The call to salvation begins with God. He initiates it by wooing or drawing us to come to Him:
A Salvation Prayer:
You may want to make your response to God's call of salvation in prayer. Prayer is simply talking with God. You can pray by yourself, using your own words. There is no special formula. Just pray from your heart to God and He will save you. If you feel lost and don’t know what to pray, here’s a prayer of salvation:
Romans Road lays out the plan of salvation through a series of Bible verses from the book of Romans. When arranged in order, these verses form an easy, systematic way of explaining the message of salvation:
More Salvation Scriptures:
Though just a sampling, here are few more salvation Scriptures:
Get to Know the Savior:
Jesus Christ is the central figure in Christianity and his life, message and ministry are chronicled in the four gospels of the New Testament. His name "Jesus" is derived from the Hebrew-Aramaic word "Yeshua," meaning "Yahweh [the Lord] is salvation."
Skeptics may debate the validity of Scripture or argue the existence of God, but no one can deny our personal experiences with him. This is what makes our salvation stories, or testimonies, so powerful. When we tell how God has worked a miracle in our life, how he has blessed us, transformed us, lifted and encouraged us, perhaps even broken and healed us, no one can argue or debate it. We go beyond the realm of knowledge into the realm of relationship with God: