Have you ever wondered what Salvation is? This devotion discusses what the definition of Salvation is, why you want Salvation, and what you’re being saved from.
From pulpits of churches and the Youtube® channels of Pastors all across this country and the world, you will hear the call to ‘get saved’. Sometimes it seems that everyone associated with a church and all those who proclaim to be Christians all want to know if you’re ‘saved’ or if you’ve ‘been saved’! There is a very good chance, even if you’ve never had anyone ask you, that you’ve wondered in your own heart: “Should I get saved?” or “Am I saved?”. In (Acts 16:29-30), the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas: “…Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
With all the time and effort that’s spent teaching and preaching about Salvation, one would naturally conclude there must be an immense amount of importance surrounding this topic. Why is it so important? Is there anything I need to do? Or, is all of this just a huge waste of time…something Pastors and internet preachers use to pull on people’s heart strings so they can obtain monetary donations from them?
What is Salvation?
What is this Salvation everyone’s talking about? We believe, even if you’ve never heard a single sermon on Salvation, because of (2 Peter 3:9), the Lord Jesus Christ has placed a desire in everyone’s heart to be saved. Salvation is defined as: “deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ”.
What am I Being Saved From?
Beginning in (Genesis 8:21), the Lord tells us: “…for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth;”. In (Romans 3:23) Paul says: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” and in (Romans 5:12), “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”
We have all sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. Because of one man’s sin (Adam in the garden of Eden), we are now all born into sin. (Romans 5:19) “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners,”. Also in (Psalms 51:5) David says “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.” Therefore, the answer to our question “What am I being saved from?” is: We are being saved from Hell and eternal damnation!
(Romans 5:18) “Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation;” In (Matthew 19:24-25), Jesus equated ‘being saved’ with entering the kingdom of God: “And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?“.