What is Salvation?

Sometimes we Christians use words that seem out of place, salvation is one of those words. What does it even mean when someone says you need salvation? What do you need to be saved from? Is there a ninja following you around that can’t go into the church? It seems unlikely that you have a ninja following you, so what do Pastors mean when they use the word salvation on Sunday morning?

The unfortunate truth is that we need to be saved from ourselves.  Wait a minute, did he just say we need to be saved from ourselves? Well, yes, but more specifically from our human nature.  

You see, when God created mankind He made us perfect people with no character flaws at all. Adam and Eve never had a fight in the Garden of Eden, they never said a mean word or thought a harsh thought.  

Unfortunately that all changed when they disobeyed God.
In 1st John 5, the Bible says “All wrongdoing is sin”, and in Romans 3 it says, 
“all have sinned”, so we can see that we have all sinned, and we know that sin is any wrongdoing, but why should I care about whether or not I have sinned?

If everyone has sinned, what does it matter?  Romans 6:23 says,

“The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

We see that the wages (or reward) for our sin is death, but thankfully God gave us a way out when He sent Jesus to us.  John 3 says,

“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.”

So how do we receive this free gift of eternal life from God?  Thankfully God made it as easy as accepting a birthday gift from a friend. Romans 10 says,

“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

If you want to accept this gift right now you can click below to see our prayer for salvation.