Salvation And Salvation In Christianity

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Salvation, in Christianity, is defined as the state of being saved from sin or evil (Merriam-Webster). The word salvation is mentioned in one hundred and fifty-eight different verses in the Bible (The Holy Bible: KJV). It is written in John 3:16 that “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” According to that verse, God loves us so much that he gave the life of his only Son so that we could obtain salvation from the sin and evil within the world. The verse also explains that by believing in God and that God sent Jesus to die on the cross for our sins we can have life everlasting in heaven with him. Numerous times salvation and the Christian faith can seem confusing to those who are not Christians. However, as the verse John 3:16 explains, salvation is in actuality simple. Hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of the one true God, repenting of sin, and confessing that Jesus Christ is God’s son who was sent to die on the cross for the sin of all mankind is how we can obtain salvation and have eternal life in heaven.
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In Acts 4:12, we are told that there is no other name that we can accept salvation by, except by the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before me, him I will confess also before my father which is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32). After you have spoken with the pastor and repented of your sins, he usually brings you to the front of the church and lets the members know you have confessed your faith in Christ. After your public profession of faith you follow the pastor to the door where all of the members can greet you and show their joy for you becoming a brother or sister in Christ. This simple, yet critical confession is the final step to gaining salvation and eternal life with

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