Posted by Pastor David Williams

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Salvation is the term used to describe the change that occurs when a  person places his faith and trust in Jesus Christ. The word salvation  means “deliverance or safety.”  When God saved us, we were delivered  from His wrath and the judgment of hell and will safely dwell with Him  in heaven for eternity.

Salvation Is Complete Salvation is perfectly complete, adequate, and eternal. I Peter 3:18 states, “For  Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that  he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened  by the Spirit.” When a person admits his sin to God and accepts  Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, he is entirely saved. There remains no  more sacrifice for man’s sin.

Salvation Is Instant In Luke 23:42, 43, the thief on the cross “said unto  Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus  said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in  paradise.” This account is a clear teaching that God always has prompt response to repentance.

Salvation Is Progressive Salvation is an instantaneous experience, but there’s  also a progressive element that is applied to the Christian life.  When  referring to the past, the Christian has been saved from the judgment  and penalty of sin. Concerning the present, the believer is being saved  from the habitual, controlling power of sin. Lastly, in the future,  those that know Christ as Saviour will be saved at the Lord’s return.  This progressive element of salvation does not suggest the possibility  of unfinished or imperfect salvation.

Salvation Is Urgent According to Proverbs 27:1, time on earth is very  limited; and the window of opportunity for salvation can be brief. We  find in Luke 13:25, once an individual draws his last breath, the door  that leads to salvation is permanently sealed; and there are no second  chances.  Truly this is a sobering thought for all of us, as we must  realize that today is the day of salvation.