What We Believe – Salvation
The word or term salvation is taken from a Greek word which means “deliverance,” “preservation,” and “safety.” Salvation involves the following terms: Regeneration, Justification, Sanctification, and Glorification.
Whenever one sees the word “saved” or “salvation” in the Bible, one or all of these terms may be in discussion. That is why it is important when seeing the words that one stops and asks which term is being used in this current passage.
It should always be stressed that no salvation comes as a result of some good deed man has done, can do, or will do. Nor is it kept by a man focusing on his own holiness or obedience.
Salvation is a free gift that God gives through His grace. All terms and definitions associated with the word “salvation” are part of that free gift; a gift given irrespective of the receiver’s response or reaction.
It is a gift in which no part is based on our faithfulness, but all parts are based on the perfect obedience of Christ, which enabled God to impute Christ’s righteousness to us.
Because it is a freely given gift, we can rest assured that since God begins the work, He shall finish it and He has promised to do so. So we can rest in full assurance and without a doubt that we can know for sure that we have eternal life.