What is Salvation?
In its most basic sense, salvation is the saving of a life from death or harm. Scripture, particularly the New Testament of the Holy Bible, extends salvation to include deliverance from the penalty and power of sin. Scripture repeatedly affirms that salvation is the free gift of God appropriated through faith. By confessing your sins and turning away from them, and earnestly desiring to know Jesus and diligently striving to follow him whatever the cost. Why does any person need to be saved? Because we have all done things that we should not have done, and we need to be forgiven of our sins by Jesus Christ.
Rom. 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Because we need to have a spiritual relationship with God, and we can only have such a relationship by receiving the spiritual birth from Jesus Christ. Jesus said in John 3:3, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Because there is a heaven and a hell, and we can only go to heaven through the power of Jesus Christ. Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no one comes unto the Father but by me.” Because we are going to die someday, and only Jesus Christ can give us eternal life. Jesus said in John 11:25-26, “I am the resurrection and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die.”