How Salvation Works

What is salvation? 

Salvation is the deliverance from danger and suffering. 

What are we saved from? 

Our sin separates us from a Holy God (Romans 3:23) and the consequence of our sin is death (Romans 6:23). Salvation is that which saves us from the just wrath of God upon sin in this world (Romans 5:9). 

Who does the saving? 

Only God has the true power to offer salvation and deliver us from the penatly of sin (2 Timothy 1:9). Salvation is not based on our good works, but by God's grace alone (Titus 3:5); therefore, we cannot save ourselves. 

How does God save? 

God offers us salvation through His Son Jesus Christ (John 3:17). God sent Jesus into the world to die on the cross to shed His own blood for our sin (Ephesians 1:7) and was resurrected to achieve our salvation. The Bible is very clear that salvation is based upon God's grace alone and is an undeserved gift from God (Ephesians 2:5;8). 

How do we received God's salvation? 

Salvation is received by those who put their faith in God's Son, Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12). Salvation can come in no other way (John 14:6), but by grace along through faith along in Jesus Christ along (Ephesians 2:8-9). We must hear the Gospel - the good news of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:13), then believe upon the Lord Jesus (Romans 1:16). Then involves repentance, a turning away from sin.

Will you put your faith in Jesus Christ now? 
What's next? 

If you have put your faith in Jesus Christ by viewing this site, we would love to get in touch with you about the next steps of a being Christian, a disciple of Jesus Christ! Please email our offices and let us know about the decision you have made. You can also reach us by calling: 606-739-4124.

    © 2016 by Oakland Avenue Baptist Church