What Is Salvation Essay

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Salvation or "being saved" means redemption from the power of sin. In practical terms, God 's salvation is what we need to get to heaven or attain eternal life. (Leitch, 2010) Salvation is a major theme in the many parts of the Bible and the Qur’an. It was written in to the stories so that followers of the religion would adhere to the rules and regulations set by God and achieve the common goal: eternal life in heaven. Salvation in religion will be explored through a brief overview of Salvation and what it means in the general sense, Salvation in the texts in the Bible, the teaching of salvation in Christianity and Islam and how this differs.
General Overview
Salvation is a consistent theme in the Bible and Christianity as it can be seen in
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But this is not the only such kind of precautionary text a similar type also appears in Matthew with less harsh tone where the phrase ‘cut it off’ is replaced with ‘throw it away’. Henry sees it as ‘the flesh must be mortified, that we may enter into life into the kingdom of God. Though, by abandoning sin, we may, for the present, feel ourselves as if we were halt and maimed (it may seem to be a force put upon ourselves, and may create us some uneasiness), yet it is for life; and all that men have, they will give for their lives: it is for a kingdom, the kingdom of God’ (Henry,…show more content…
It is believed that at puberty, an account of each person 's deeds is opened, and this will be used at the Day of Judgment to determine his eternal fate. (Religion Facts, 2013)The Qur 'an teaches the necessity of both faith and good works for salvation as can be seen in the following quote: To those who believe and do deeds of righteousness hath Allah promised forgiveness and a great reward (5:9). It is important to differentiate that Salvation in Islam is not required because of the stain of original sin. Instead it is required because humankind is imperfect and in need of God’s forgiveness and love.
The Text
Excepted, however, shall be those who repent and attain to faith and do righteous deeds: for it is they who will enter paradise and will not be wronged in any way (19:60)

Commentary
Allah promises believers a life in Paradise, a life full of endless bounty and will not be
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