Salvation - What Does It Mean To Be Saved
Being saved means our sins have been completely removed. God promises to forgive our sins and restore us to full fellowship with Him if we put our trust in Jesus Christ. Being saved means no longer having our sins count against us; it means being forgiven by the grace of God and being given eternal life.
Romans 3:24 Now God in his gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins.
God sent Jesus Christ to take our place and receive the punishment for sin that we deserved. When we trust in him, we receive the gifts of eternal life and fellowship with God.
Romans 10:9-10 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.
We are saved by faith, putting our confidence and trust in what God has done for us in Christ.
Ephesians 2:8 God saved you by his special favor when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God.
God wants to save ALL his children, poor and rich; big and small; black or white; It doesn't matter who you are or what you have done, I repeat IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU HAVE DONE! God has both the power and the desire to save ALL who call upon him!
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord isn't really being slow about his promise to return, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to perish, so he is giving more time for everyone to repent.
When you are saved you are freed from the power of sin and free to live a new life.
Romans 6:6-8 Our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. And since we died with Christ, we know we will also share his new life.
Romans 5:1-2 Since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory.
SALVATION BRINGS PEACE WITH GOD!