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What Does It Mean To Be Saved?

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Paul describes in these three verses what it means to be saved.

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Salvation by Faith

Habakkuk 2:4 LEB
Look! His spirit within him is puffed up; it is not upright. But the righteous shall live by his faithfulness.

faith of Abraham and other individuals

Genesis 15:6 LEB
And he believed in Yahweh, and he reckoned it to him as righteousness.
See also Abraham, the father of those righteous by faith; Abel; Enoch; Noah

Salvation by faith in the NT

Romans 1:16–17 LEB
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For the righteousness of God is revealed in it from faith to faith, just as it is written, “But the one who is righteous by faith will live.”
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Salvation through faith alone

Ephesians 2:8–9 LEB
For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast.
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Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ

Being “lifted up” is a reference to Jesus Christ’s death on the cross; The necessity of outward confession, as evidence of personal faith in Jesus Christ.
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Salvation is for all who believe

Jesus Christ is the “end of the law”, in the sense that he brings it to its goal and fulfilment, and accomplishes its intentions.
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Salvation is for those who persevere in their faith

Colossians 1:21–23 LEB
And although you were formerly alienated and enemies in attitude, because of your evil deeds, but now you have been reconciled by his physical body through death, to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you remain in the faith, established and steadfast and not shifted away from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
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Saving faith shows itself in action

James 2:14 LEB
What is the benefit, my brothers, if someone says that he has faith but does not have works? That faith is not able to save him, is it?

Blessings of salvation received through faith

Justification and peace with God

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Victory over death

John 11:25–27 LEB
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die forever. Do you believe this?” She said to him, “Yes, Lord, I have believed that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who comes into the world.”

Adoption into God’s family


The gift of the Holy Spirit

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Jesus Christ in the heart

Ephesians 3:17 LEB
that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith (you having been firmly rooted and established in love),

Protection through God’s power

1 Peter 1:5 LEB
who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time,

Access to God



Acts 26:17–18 LEB
rescuing you from the people and from the Gentiles to whom I am sending you, to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

New life

Galatians 2:20 LEB
and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me, and that life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Eternal life

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