Salvation is saving man from the consequences of sin; especially, deliverance from sin and eternal death through the atonement of Jesus Christ. Salvation is the need of every human heart, “for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
1. Through whom is salvation possible?
“Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole….Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:10, 12. Read Matthew 1:21
2. What is man’s condition?
a. He is born in sin. Read Psalm 51:5;58:3; Isaiah 48:8
b. His understanding is darkened. Read Ephesians 4:18
c. His heart is full of evil. Read Jeremiah 17:9
d. He is spiritually dead. Read Ephesians 2:1
3. Is it possible for man himself to change his condition?
“Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Then may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil.”Jeremiah 13:23. Read Romans 6:23, first part and Romans 3:19, 20.
4. What does man need in his quest for salvation?
a. The holy Scriptures. Read 2 Timothy 3:15
b. To look to God. Read Isaiah 45:22
c. To believe in the gospel of Christ. Romans 1:16
d. To look for Christ’s return. Hebrews 9:28
5. For who is Christ the author of Salvation?
“And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.” Hebrews 5:9
We can have salvation by faith in Christ. “Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25. Jude 24 tells us He “is able to keep you from falling.” Salvation is free. It is a blessing from God. “Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your people.” Psalm 3:8. The obedience God required of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden He will see fulfilled in the remnant of His people “the keep the commandments of God, and have the faith of Jesus.” Revelation 14:12.