Christian Beliefs 101
The meaning of being saved

What is the Meaning of “Saved”?

Saved essentially means you are not going to hell after death

Saved is being free from an eternity in hell upon your death. It means that you have a relationship with God the Father thru Jesus Christ his son. The process of becoming saved requires that you recognize that you are a sinner because of the nature you were born with due to Adam’s original sin. You must repent of your sinful conduct and believe that the act of Jesus dying on the cross paid the ultimate price of eternal separation in hell upon your death. Not only must you believe this you must accept it as well.

You must recognize that Jesus is the Messiah, the son of God. the Bible commands that you receive the gift of the Holy Spirit which is given to believers as a helper. He will reside and dwell in you showing you the things of God. If you do this your name will not be blotted out of the Lamb’s Book of Life which will allow you access to heaven upon your death.

4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Chris (by grace you have been saved) 6—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. —Ephesians 2:4-7 (GFS)

The meaning of being saved in the Christian world means that you have accepted Jesus as your Savior and have turned away from a life without God to one that is in fellowship with Him thru his son Jesus the Messiah. Being saved is accepting the salvation of God. Salvation means being saved from the consequence of original sin which is the eternal separation from God—or an eternity in hell!

Grace from God is unmerited favor

The above verse above helps understand the meaning of being saved and demonstrates that the act of being saved is thru the grace of God. Grace means “unmerited favor.” This simply means that you cannot earn salvation. It is a gift given by God by accepting his son Jesus as the Messiah. It would be helpful to read the entire 2nd chapter of Ephesians for a richer, fuller, explanation of the necessity for salvation, or being saved.

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Gregg F. Swift, J.D.