What Is Meant By Salvation?

Salvation is a gift, pure and simple. God gives us Salvation on the basis of what Jesus Christ has done for us and welcomes us into the Kingdom. How do we receive this gift? We receive it by believing that what God's Word (The Holy Bible) says is true.

What has Jesus done that God should do this for us? 1. Jesus came to earth and lived a life of perfect obedience before God. 2. Jesus died on the cross for us, bearing in His own body the just punishment of God for our sins. God's justice was satisfied with Jesus' sacrifice. Those who believe (have Faith) will be saved.

S - SALVATION means to be rescued from sin and its punishment and set free to know, love and serve God. John 8:34, 36 (NIV) says: “Jesus replied, I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin...If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed".

A - ALL PEOPLE have turned away from God and broken the law of God. The Bible calls this sin. Romans 3:23 (NIV) says: "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

L - LEFT TO OURSELVES, there is no rescue, and the justice of God requires our eternal damnation in the terrors of hell. John 3:36 (NIV) says: "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him."

V - VICTORY over sin was obtained when God sent His Son Jesus to earth. Jesus obeyed God's laws perfectly, yet He died to pay for the sins of all who believe. 1 John 4:10 (NIV) says: "This is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."

A - ADMITTING that our sin has put us in a desperate situation is the first step in our rescue. 1 John 1:8-9 (NIV) says: "If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive our sins."

T - TAKING the free gift of Jesus' payment for our sin makes us "not guilty" in God's sight. Romans 6:23 (NIV) says: "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

I - IN GRATITUDE for such love, we follow Him in obedience and sacrificial service. Romans 12:1 (NIV) says: "Therefore, I urge you, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God."

O - ONLY JESUS has provided the way of salvation. Acts 4:12 (NIV) says: “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."

N - NOW is the time to make your decision. 2 Corinthians 6:2 (NIV) says: "Now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation."


Lord Jesus,
I'm a sinner and my sins deserve judgment. Thank you for paying the penalty for my sins with your death on the cross. I ask you to forgive my sins, come into my life and cleanse me. Thank you for saving me, Jesus, for giving me a new start today and for helping me to live for you. In your name I pray. Amen.

Say this prayer with your mouth and believe it in your heart and you will be saved. Then, immediately tell someone else what you just did. As soon as possible, also read the following scriptures: John 3:1-3; Romans 5:8; John 14:6; Romans 8:1-17; Romans 10:8-10; Romans 12:1-2

If you have prayed this prayer and meant it from your heart, your are now saved (born again) and adopted as a child of God. Welcome to the family!

Bill and Teddy Rogers
Prime Life Ministries

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