Friday, August 17, 2007

Definitions of salvation:

* redemption: (Christianity) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
* a means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness; "tourism was their economic salvation"; "they turned to individualism as their salvation"
* the state of being saved or preserved from harm
* saving someone or something from harm of from an unpleasant situation; "the salvation of his party was the president's major concern"

* Salvation means being saved from suffering of some kind. In theology, the study of salvation is called soteriology. Salvation is an important concept in several religions. Christianity regards salvation as deliverance from bondage to sin and condemnation.

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* to be eternally saved in every respect from all the influences of sin. Thus it means to be made whole, to be made complete, to be made healthy. Salvation, according to the Biblical revelation, is always and only a work of God for man, and never in any case a work of man for God.

* Restoration of our relationship with God through God's actions of reconciliation so that we can be assured of God's love and care now and beyond death.

* This is a term that translates a New Testament word which, in its primary spiritual sense, sums up the entirety of God's deliverance of the believer in Christ from sin and its consequences to eternal life and its glories. ...

* The work of grace which God accomplishes in a repentant person whose trust is in Jesus Christ. The deeper experience of this grace, known as holiness or sanctification, is the outcome of wholehearted commitment to God.

* Deliverance from sin and penalty, realized in a future state

* When we are "saved," we become a Christian, and we are a brand new person inside. We are not the same anymore. A new life has begun! (Paraphrase of I Corinthians 5:17 TLB). We use the word "saved" because we are saved from death and saved to eternal life.

* The Christian doctrine of deliverance from sin. The basic Christian doctrine is that Jesus died on the cross and paid the price of our sins, so that we are all saved from the spiritual consequences of our sins when we accept Jesus as our personal savior. Some teach we need only accept Jesus as our savior, others that we must keep his commandments..

* Deliverance from danger, God's gift to save mankind from the penalty of sin.

* Salvation is freedom from the pain of sin.

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