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Salvation of God

Salvation means deliverance or rescued from danger. We were in the bondage of the sin, and the wages of sin was dead. God the Father sends his only Son to save us from the penalty of sin and to give us life. God created humanity and wanted to have an intimate relationship with Him when He placed both Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. Adam and Eve were intimate with God in the garden, but the venom of sin got injected in the form of Satan. It brought sin to the world, making us permanently stained. God is Holy, and he can’t have an intimate relationship back again with the human who has sinned. To restore the lost connection in the garden, God has to do something to take away the consequence of sin.

Sin demanded sacrifices to free from bondage, peace and guilt. During the Old Testament times, the High Priest has to offer the sin sacrifice by sacrificing birds or animals in one’s place. However, these cant be a permanent solution to get away from the sin for the whole human being. Sin demands a Holy sacrifice of blood to take away the stain of sin entirely. God had no other options other than to send His Holy Son Jesus Christ as a ransom for the human sin to set us free from all the bondages of the world.

John 3:16 which is one of the key verse of the Bible says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life. … For God loved the world in this way: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus took the human form and sacrificed Himself in the cross for entire sins of the world in the process of salvation.

Through salvation, we are saved from the wrath that is, from God’s judgment of sin (Romans 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:9), saved from the consequence of death due to sin. Scripture is clear that salvation is the gracious, undeserved gift of God (Ephesians 2:5, 8) and is only available through faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12). When you believe Jesus Christ and accept Him as your saviour, you are saved. A price has been paid through Jesus Christ in the salvation process to set us free. We have become His children through salvation.