What is Salvation?
Salvation is the promise of redemption and restoration of sinners through God’s grace and an individual’s responsive faith. Central to this understanding is the concept of free will, acknowledging that individuals possess the autonomy to respond to the grace extended to them.
By Grace, Through Faith
At its essence, salvation is the transformative process wherein individuals respond to the unmerited favor and grace offered by God. It’s not a mere transaction but a relational journey where God’s grace invites a personal and intentional response of faith. Ephesians 2:8 beautifully captures this stating, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.”
Salvation and Discipleship
Salvation involves not only an initial response but an ongoing journey of discipleship. Discipleship, fueled by gratitude for the grace received, becomes a natural outpouring of one’s faith. The Apostle Paul’s words in Romans 12:1 encapsulate this sentiment: “I appeal to you, therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”
In this perspective, salvation is not earned but received through grace, and faith becomes the responsive and transformative element that shapes a lifelong journey of discipleship and spiritual growth. The grace-faith dynamic underscores the depth of the relational bond between the individual and the divine, fostering a continual commitment to align one’s life with the principles of love, compassion, and divine guidance.
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