Quotes about Salvation-Defined
Salvation in its full sense is from the guilt of sin in the past, the power of sin in the present, and the presence of sin in the future.
The inability to love, obey, or please God is the very essence of human depravity. And the only solution to that predicament is the re-creative work of God (2 Cor. 5:17). That is why Jesus told Nicodemus, “You must be born again” (John 3:7). “Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (v. 3). This is what salvation is all about: God miraculously changes the nature of those whom He redeems, so that they are drawn to the very same righteousness they formerly hated. This was the central promise of the New Covenant.
Salvation is the exchange of all that we are for all that He is
The biblical portrait of salvation centers around the antithesis between the greatness of God and the desperate condition of humanity (George Thornbury).
Soteriology simplified: God saves us by Himself from Himself unto Himself for Himself.
Salvation is not a decision; rather it’s a faith commitment to follow Jesus.
It helps me to think of it this way. As a Christian, there are three stages of our salvation. In the past, we were saved from sin’s penalty. In the present, we are saved from sin’s power. And in the future, we will be saved from sin’s presence. Or, in the past – justification. In the present – sanctification. In the future – glorification. Or, we have been saved. We are being saved. And we will be saved.
The grand paradox or supreme irony of the Christian faith is that we are saved both by God and from God.
You will find all true theology summed up in these two short sentences: Salvation is all of the grace of God. Damnation is all of the will of man.
Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.
Salvation in Three Tenses:
Past, from sin’s penalty, immediate, secured by Christ’s death- Rom. 1:16; Acts 28:18, 16:31; Rom. 10:10; 1 Cor. 15:2; 2 Tim. 1:9.
Present, from sin’s power, continuous by Christ’s life- Heb. 7:25; Rom. 5:9; James 1:23; 1 Tim. 4:6; Phil. 2:12.
Future, from sin’s presence, prospective at Christ’s coming- Rom. 13:11; Heb. 9:28; Phil. 3:20; 1 Thes. 5:8.