Question: "What is salvation?
What is the Biblical doctrine of salvation?"

Answer:
Sometimes, the Bible uses the words saved or salvation to refer to temporal, physical deliverance, such as Paul’s deliverance from prison (Philippians 1:19).
  But in the Bible, Gods number one priority is Eternal Salvation.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul.
(Mathew 16:26

The Biblical word “salvation” concerns an eternal, spiritual deliverance. When Paul told the Philippian jailer what he must do to be saved, he was referring to the jailer’s eternal destiny (Acts 16:30-31).
Jesus equated being saved with entering the kingdom of God (Matthew 19:24-25).

 

What are we saved from? The Bible teaches that we are saved from “wrath or penalty,” from God’s judgment of sin (Romans 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:9).
Our sin has separated us from God, and the consequence of sin is spiritual death, (Romans 6:23), and a final judgement of hell, (Revelation 21). 
Biblical salvation refers to our deliverance from the consequence of sin, by way of Justification throgh the blood of Jesus Christ.

Who does the saving? Only God can forgive sin and justify us from sin’s penalty. (Romans 5:1, Galations 3:24, 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:5).

How does God save? In the Biblical teaching of salvation, God redeems us through the blood of Christ (Ephesians 1:7) Specifically, it was Jesus’ death on the cross and subsequent resurrection that achieved our salvation. (Romans 5:10).
Scripture is clear that salvation is the gracious, unmerited gift of God (Ephesians 2:5, 8) and is only available through faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12).  

How do we receive salvation? We are saved by grace through faith.
First, Fatih comes from hearing and hearing the Word of God. (Romans 10:17) 
We must hear the gospel—the good news of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection (Ephesians 1:13). Then, we must believe, fully trusting the Lord Jesus who died for our sin.  (Romans 1:16). This involves repentance, a changing of mind about sin and Christ, being transformed by God and His Word. (Romans 12:1-2) (John 3:3) (Acts 3:19), Calling on the name of the Lord. (Romans 10:9-10, 13) .

A definition of Biblical doctrine of salvation would be “The deliverance, by the grace of God, from eternal punishment for sin which is granted to those who accept by faith God’s Salvation through His Son Jesus Christ by way of repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus.” Salvation is available in Jesus alone (John 14:6; Acts 4:12) and is dependent on God alone for provision, assurance, and security.

 

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