Salvation through Jesus Christ is the main topic in the New Testament of the Bible. The Bible covers topics relating to salvation, sin, repentance, forgiveness, and others that help provide biblical guidance for Christians to follow.
Salvation involves the redemption
of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord
and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer.
In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, sanctification, and
most important thing to remember is that salvation only comes through faith that
Jesus Christ is our Savior, acceptance that He is the Lord of our lives and by
the grace of God.
Regeneration, or the new
birth, is a work of God’s grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ
Jesus. It is a change of heart wrought by the Holy Spirit through conviction of
sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord
Repentance and faith are
inseparable experiences of grace. Repentance is a genuine turning from sin
toward God. Faith is the acceptance of Jesus Christ and commitment of the entire
personality to Him as Lord and Savior. Justification is God’s gracious and full
acquittal upon principles of His righteousness of all sinners who repent and
believe in Christ. Justification brings the believer into a relationship of
peace and favor with God.
Sanctification is the
experience, beginning in regeneration, by which the believer is set apart to
God’s purposes, and is enabled to progress toward moral and spiritual perfection
through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. Growth in
grace should continue throughout the regenerate person’s life.
Glorification is the
culmination of salvation and is the final blessed and abiding state of the
Election is the gracious
purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, sanctifies, and glorifies
sinners. It is consistent with the free agency of man, and comprehends all the
means in connection with the end. It is a glorious display of God’s sovereign
goodness, and is infinitely wise, holy, and unchangeable. All true believers
endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His
Spirit, will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the
end. Believers may fall into sin through neglect and temptation, whereby they
grieve the Spirit, impair their graces and comforts, bring reproach on the cause
of Christ, and temporal judgments on themselves, yet they shall be kept by the
power of God through faith unto salvation.