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Salvation in the Bible – Man Saved by God

Salvation in the Bible means man is being saved by God from sin and its consequences. The consequences of sin include: slavery to sin, slavery to carnal lusts, demon possession, spiritual death, sickness & bodily death.
So, we would say that, according to the Bible, salvation means man is being saved by God from sin, slavery to sin, slavery to carnal lusts, demon possession, spiritual death, sickness & bodily death.

Salvation from sin

Man is saved from his sins when he receives God’s forgiveness in Christ. If man repents, God forgives his sins and washes him clean in His precious blood (Acts 3:19 Bible Verse). Man still sins after salvation from their sins because man is still to put off his sinful nature. If after salvation from sins, man sins, such a man may still be saved from death on the last day if his sins are not deadly sins. If his sins are deadly sins, then he will surely lose his salvation from death on the last day. The seven deadly sins in the Bible include all sexual sins, idolatry, witchcraft, unbelief in Jesus Christ (for those who heard of Him), greed, hypocrisy, murder (Rev.21:8 Bible Verse). The consequences of deadly sins like sexual sins is death. Salvation from sin does not mean salvation from sinful nature. A man saved from his sins means he is born again of water.

Salvation from Slavery to sin (Sinful Nature)

Slavery to sin means having a sinful character or sinful nature. A man under the slavery of sin has the habit of sinning. This man is under the control of sin because even when he does not want to sin, he still sins. Sin is his nature. Man can be saved from his sins in an instant, but it takes a long-term process of self-denial for man to be saved from his sinful nature. By the power of the Holy Spirit, man subdues his sinful nature and puts on God’s holy character (Romans 8:3-13 Bible Verse). When we follow Jesus daily in total obedience carrying our cross of self-denial, we overcome our sinful nature and are set free from its power. A man who has been saved from his sinful nature no longer sins. He is no longer a slave to sin. A man saved from his sinful nature means he is born again of spirit.

Salvation from Carnal lusts

Man is tempted to sin by his uncontrolled human appetite for carnal things. If man sins often, he develops the habit of sinning and then becomes a slave to sin. Some carnal things like Sex, wine, food, clothing, shelter, friendship, etc., in their simple use are good, but they become dangerous if craved for in excess. For example; Sexual desire is good and natural. If there is no desire, there will be no sex. If there is no sex, there will be no procreation or sustainability of the human race. Marriage between one man and one woman satisfies the primary and ultimate purpose of procreation. Sex with a marital spouse is a normal, healthy and acceptable desire. Man should be able to control his sexual desires and aligned his desires to God’s purpose. Do not satisfy sexual urges outside marriage. Sex outside marriage is called carnal lusts. Carnal lusts means any uncontrolled desire to satisfy oneself that breaks God’s laws and purpose.
It is by following Jesus Christ daily in obedience that lustful desires diminish. As man continues to follow the LORD with his eyes set on Heaven, the world and its strong cravings for material wealth, sex, pleasures, fame, pride, starts to grow dim. The more man walks with the LORD, the more his heart likes heaven and heavenly things.

Salvation from demons

Demon possession is worse now than during the days of our LORD God and the early church. After the LORD God was taken up to Heaven, Satan and his angels lost their place in Heaven and were thrown to the earth (Rev 12:7-9 Bible Verse). Somehow, these demons do not like to inhabit animals or things as much as they like to live in humans. Once demons find residence in a man, that man loses control of his life. If the demons are many in one man, that man may become mad. Example in the Bible;
“And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils (demons) long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils (demons) were entered into him.
And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them. Then went the devils (demons) out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked (Luke 8:26-33 Bible Verse).

Yes, some mental health conditions and other bodily conditions are associated with evil unclean spirits (demons).
The LORD God saves man from demons. God has authority over all demons. Faith in Him at the mention of His name anywhere, sets man free from demons. Man can be saved from demons,

Salvation from Spiritual Death

I heard about God from parents, church, tv, etc. God was no news to me, but it was only after a while, at a certain point in time, by His grace, I received His word in my heart by faith, and then, I came alive. I started to desire God. I felt closer to God. I started to hunger for the word of God. I started to pray differently. God saved me from spiritual death. Spiritual death means man is separated from God in spirit. The word of God is life. To receive the word of God by faith means to born of water.
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (John 6:63 Bible Verse).
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever (1 Pe 1:23 Bible Verse).

Salvation from Sickness and Death even NOW (First Death)

There are two deaths: Death of the body and death of the Soul. Death of the body is the first death.
Why did Jesus come to earth? What was the mission of Jesus Christ on the earth?

Jesus Christ clearly declares his healing and resurrection mission before His disciples and the disciples of John:

“When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.
Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached” (Luke 7:20-22 Bible Verse).

Jesus Christ declares His mission of healing and deliverance before Israel:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord (Luke 4:18-19 Bible Verse).

Jesus Christ engages His disciples in His Mission of healing and resurrection:

And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give (Mat 10:7-8 Bible Verse)

Jesus Christ engages His Future disciples in His Mission of healing and resurrection:

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover (Mar 16:17-18 Bible Verse)

The Death and Resurrection of Lazarus

Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him. Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.
I Am the Resurrection and the Life
Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already. Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off: And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.
Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
Jesus said unto her,
I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world (John 11:14-27 Bible Verse).

The facts in the death of Lazarus were directly related to physical death, not spiritual death. Martha believed in the future resurrection of her brother on the last day, but the LORD God corrected her mind to make believe for his resurrection even “now”. I Am the Resurrection and the Life. “I am” and not, “I will be”.

I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

Jesus Christ healed all kinds of diseases and raised many from the dead (Mat 4:24, Mat 8:8, Mat 1:15, Mat 15:30 Bible Verse). On the day of crucifixion, many came out of their graves and appeared to people in Israel (Mat 27:50-53 Bible Verse). His disciples healed the sick and raised many from the dead. His future disciples are still charged to continue this work. Man can be saved from sickness and death.

Who is Jesus Christ?

1) I Am the Resurrection and the Life
If Jesus Christ saves man from sickness, then he also saves man from bodily death. Overcoming sickness also means overcoming death. Today, people are still sick. People are still dying. Why?
This part of salvation has not been experienced by anyone yet probably because of:
-Lack of faith. All things are possible for God to he who believes.
-Persecution and killing of the LORD’s disciples.

2) I am that bread of life (John 6:48 Bible Verse).
3) I am the light of the world (John 9:5 Bible Verse)
4) I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6 Bible Verse)

In Christ, God gave man all he needs. Such a great gift to the world. Such a great love.

The revelation of the deep measure of God’s love through Christ and the revelation of who Christ is: This is one of the greatest revelations I have received in my Christian life. And I confess, “Jesus is all that the world needs. The world keeps looking for answers in the wrong places.”

Salvation from the Second Death (second death) on the Last Day

On the last day, the LORD God will save anyone whose name is in the book of life. At first death, man goes to sleep. At second death, man goes to the lake of fire. To know more about what happens after death, please check out my book, “after the earthly life”. On the last day, all will be awakened from sleep, some will be saved from the first and second death, while others will face the second death (Rev 20:11-15 Bible Verse).



I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am very passionate about God and His Kingdom. I believe in stern obedience to the words of Christ. I love the truth. I will rather pursue bitter truth than settle for a sweet lie.

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