What Is Salvation In The Bible And Why It Matters To You?

What is salvation in the bible? I am sure you have asked this question in your life before. This is what this post will thoroughly discuss today in the simplest way.

Salvation found in the Lord Jesus Christ all true believers have is the most important thing you will ever have here on earth and that which will enable you to make heaven.

I hope and pray that if you are not saved yet or had any genuine salvation experience after reading this post you will be saved today and have genuine salvation in your life.

Without wasting much of your precious time let’s find out what salvation in the bible is and what it’s all about so that you can know without any doubt whether you have it or not.

What Is Salvation In The Bible?

The simple biblical definition of salvation is the saving of sinful mankind from sin and its impending consequences through the atoning blood of the Lamb shed on the cross for our sins.

It also means avoiding the eternal separation from God that sin brings to mankind (Isaiah 59:1,2) by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal savior.

Being saved also means receiving eternal life through Christ Jesus which is what our eternal salvation and being saved is all about. You can’t talk about salvation completely without the mention of eternal life.

People who do not believe in Jesus Christ may not understand what salvation is and how it can be found. There are many misconceptions and false teachings regarding this topic. This article will help you understand it better.

Salvation has nothing to do with how good we are or our good works because none is (Romans 3:10) as it’s earned by grace through faith by trusting in the sacrificial crucifixion, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Why Do I Need Salvation?

This is a wonderful question you may be having in your mind on why you must be saved or what is this salvation thing so important and all about.

Well, dear, you need salvation so that you can avoid the fierce judgment, eternal separation from God, and wrath that will befall all unsaved sinners who rejected God’s love gift of salvation and eternal life found only in God’s Son, Jesus Christ (Rev 14:10).

Secondly, you need salvation and eternal life so that you can spend eternity with God in heaven and not with Satan and his angels in the lake of fire.

This is because, without eternal life that comes after genuine salvation, there is no way you will make it to heaven or be allowed to enter there, and this is why my lovely dear you desperately need salvation.

Most people take this issue lightly and feel they don’t need to be saved from anything but these people will be in for a rude awakening when they close their eyes in death and meet their Maker on judgment day (Hebrews 9:27).

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How Do I Know I Am Saved?

You will know you are saved when you experience a new birth in Christ, which will change your nature. This means you will now be spiritually alive in Christ as sin brings spiritual death.

Secondly, the Holy Spirit of God will bear witness that you are truly a child of God saved from sin and its deadly consequences (Romans 8:16).

If you are not truly saved from your sins, this inner witness of the Spirit to testify that you are God’s child will simply not be there.

Rather, you will still be filled with the condemnation and guilt sin brings to a sinner who hasn’t yet obtained forgiveness from God for their sins.

Additionally, the other way you will know you are saved is that there will be no condemnation for your sins since you are now a new creation in Christ as your sins are forgiven (Romans 8:1).

Implying that the guilt and condemnation sin brings will no longer be present in your life. When you are a sinner, that guilt of sin is present that makes you feel condemned but this will no longer be the case when you become saved.

Related: 13 Signs That You Are Saved (To Help You Know For Sure)

What Salvation Is Not.

This is very important and needs to be addressed concerning the doctrine of salvation as there are so many false teachings concerning this issue that has led many astray and to have a wrong meaning of what salvation is all about.

First of all, salvation is not earned by good works as some erroneously believe because no one is good in God’s sight.

We are all an unclean thing and our so-called good deeds and self-righteousness are filthy rags in the sight of the Lord as they are tainted with sin (Isaiah 64:6).

Many people think they are a good person and they couldn’t be more wrong because salvation comes by grace through faith, not by our good works, and can’t be earned by merely being a good person which none is, to be honest, dear (Titus 3:5-7).

Salvation also isn’t about a list of do’s and don’ts as some false churches may have purportedly made you believe. In short, salvation isn’t legalism. Of course, if you are truly saved, you will live a Christian life of obedience and submission to God.

So many people now believe that by following church rules set by their church, they will enter heaven but this couldn’t be further from the truth, dear.

You only need God’s grace through faith in Jesus to be saved and live a sinless life by His grace, not your works. Yes, it’s possible to live a life of righteousness that’s above sin with God’s grace alone.

How Do I Obtain Salvation?

If you want to obtain real salvation this very hour if you have none is simple believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and come to Him in true repentance and you will be saved.

Romans 10:9-11 tells us in the New Testament that if you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

Implying that you must first believe that Jesus Christ can save you and forgive you of all your sins, no matter how grievous your sins are.

You might say that your sins are too great to be forgiven but you must remember that there is no sin God can’t forgive if you truly repent.

After believing that Christ died for your sins, you need to now repent, confess, and forsake your old sinful lifestyle so that God can perform the work of sanctification via the Holy Spirit for you to become a new creation in Christ (2 Cor 5:17).

That’s about it. For more information on getting saved, kindly read the post below that dives deeply into this issue of salvation if you truly want to be saved and be heaven-ready today and right now.

Related: 7 Sure Steps To Salvation To Help You Be Truly Saved Now.


I hope this post on what is salvation in the bible has now helped you understand what salvation is and what it’s all about.

If you don’t have a genuine salvation experience yet, pray today this very hour with all your heart in true repentance and you will have your eternal salvation today, this very hour.

In closing, if this post has been a blessing to you, comment below, and don’t forget to share it with others who urgently need to see this. God bless.

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