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THE SCRIPTURES distinctly declare that the evangel is "Gods power for salvation" (Rom. 1:16). This evangel consists of three facts: (1) that Christ died for our sins; (2) that He was entombed; (3) that He has been raised the third day. Those who accept this evangel, and continue to stand in it are being saved through it (1 Cor. 15:1,2). But what is salvation? What does it include? At least five basic elements comprise Gods wonderful salvation. I. RIGHTEOUSNESS OR JUSTIFICATION Man is irreverent and unrighteous. This subjects him to the indignation and condemnation of God. Man needs to be saved not only from the wrath of God, but from the irreverence and unrighteousness which call it forth. Gods first provision for this need is justification. Three outstanding passages of Scripture dealing with this aspect of salvation are as follows: (1) "Being justified gratuitously in His grace, through the deliverance which is in Christ Jesus" (Rom.3 :24). (2) "To him who is