What Does It Mean
 to be Saved

The term "Saved", in the Christian context, is referring to one who is "saved" from having to pay the penalty for the sins they have committed.  If the penalty for our sins is already paid for and we believe that they have been paid for by Jesus Christ, then they are paid for.  So we don't have to pay for them.  In truth, we could never pay for them.  So we are "saved" from the penalty of having to pay for the sins that we have committed - because Jesus Christ already paid the penalty for them.

Salvation Means the act of being saved.  In the case of a Christian, it is being saved from the eternal separation of God in a place of torment, hell, where we would be tormented day and night continually, without end – for all eternity.  Without the saving power of what Jesus did for us, we would have to pay the price of each and every sin that we have committed and ever will commit.  By Jesus having paid for these sins, He has delivered us from that fate.  Thus we have salvation.  He is our Savior.

Why do we need salvation?  

Because we are sinners and can not pay the penalty for the sins we have committed.  As it says in Romans 3:23,   For there is no difference;  For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Yes.  It is a free gift. 

    What must I do to be saved (from eternal damnation)?

    • ADMIT your spiritual need.  "I am a sinner."
    • BELIEVE that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross
    • RECEIVE, through prayer, Jesus Christ into your heart and life.
  • Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock;  if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in . . ."  (Revelation 3:20)
    • "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."  (Romans 10:13)
    • Pray a prayer much like this one - and mean it.. 
      • Lord Jesus,
         I know that I am a sinner.  I believe that you are the Son of the Living God and that you died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins.  I believe that you then rose from the dead.  Jesus, please forgive me for the sins I have committed and clean me from the inside out.  Right now, Jesus, I ask you to come into my heart and make of me a new person. 
        Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for coming into my heart, 
                         Amen

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What Is Sin?
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What is the expected result of our sins?
What does it mean to be "saved"?
What is a Savior?
What is meant by Salvation?
What does it mean to "repent"?
What is meant by "religion"?
What is a Christian?
What is meant by "Belonging to Christ"?
What is a Messiah?
Who is Christ?
What is Forgiveness?
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Why Jews and Christians Are At Odds
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