Summary: The All Inclusive Meaning of the Word Salvation
1. The word “SALVATION” implies many IDEAS.
• DELIVERANCE: Luke 11:4 “And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation: but deliver us from evil.”
II Tim. 4:18 “And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
• SAFTEY: Proverbs 21:31 “…but safety is of the LORD.” Proverbs 29:25 “The fear of man bringeth a snare (Trouble): but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.” Psalm 91:3 “Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.”
• PRESERVATION: Psalms 121:7 “The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.” James 1:21 “Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.”
• HEALING: Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.” Lazarus
Death I Peter 2:24 “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes we are healed.
• SOUNDNESS: II Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” James 1:8 “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” Matthew 7:21-23 (workers of iniquity)
2. Salvation is the all inclusive word of the Gospel; it brings all the redemptive acts and processes into its meaning.
• JUSTIFICATION: Romans 5:18-19 “Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.” “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”
• REDEMPTION: Ephesians 1:7 “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.”
• GRACE: Romans 3:24 “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:”
• PROPITIATION: Romans 3:25 “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation (Sacrifice) through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God:”
Romans 5:10-11 “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” “And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” The Old Testament Sacrifice
• IMPUTATION: Imputation is the act of God whereby He accounts righteousness to the believer in Christ.
Romans 2:23 “And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.