What is Salvation?

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Salvation is the term used to describe God rescuing man from his fallen state. He stated His intentions through the prophet Ezekiel, “Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?” (Ezekiel 18:23)

 

Salvation required that the penalty for sin, which is eternal separation from God, be paid in full. God Himself chose to pay the price. Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, died on the cross to pay the price, and rose from the dead to demonstrate God’s power over sin and death. Salvation includes being saved from the righteous judgment of God. Salvation is obtained by grace alone, through faith alone, in the work of Christ alone. (John 3:16, 14:6, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, 1 John 2:2)