The word saved simply means “to rescue.” Yes, Jesus saves . But when a person understands that Jesus came to rescue sinners- He died in our place- the righteousness of Jesus is credited to your life. You move from guilt before God to righteousness before God! Jesus saves from the wrath of God to the love of God.
+ Acts 16:30-31 “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they said , “ Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ , and you will be saved, you and your household.” + Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
The ransom theory of atonement says that Christ liberated humanity from slavery to sin and Satan, and thus death, by giving his own life as a ransom sacrifice to Satan, swapping the life of the perfect ( Jesus ), for the lives of the imperfect (other humans).
He came to save us from sin by being that sacrifice for our sins . So if we don’t let Jesus take care of the sin problem, then first, we will die in our sins , which means eternal separation from God or hell. Secondly, we will miss out on eternal life, which means eternity with God in this wonderful place called heaven.
Joshua = Yahshua = Yah + shuah. Yah is short for Yahweh, and shuah is from yeshuah which means “to save , save alive, rescue.” In other words, the more appropriate translation for Jesus ‘ name is ” God rescues .” That immediately changes the implication, as Ben pointed out in his page.
Through his death and resurrection, Jesus atoned for the sins of humanity, allowing them to be reconciled with God. Christians believe that Christ is the only way to salvation, and that salvation will be for those who believe.
The doctrine of “ once saved , always saved ” teaches that it is not possible for a child of God to sin in such a way that he will be lost. This doctrine, however, is not taught in the Bible . It is an erroneous doctrine that provides a false comfort and a deceitful feeling of security.
Jesus’s death is the penalty or “satisfaction” for sin . Satisfaction was an idea used in the early church to describe the public actions – pilgrimage, charity – that a christian would undertake to show that he was grateful for forgiveness. Only Jesus can make satisfaction because he is without sin .
He is believed to be the Jewish messiah who is prophesied in the Hebrew Bible, which is called the Old Testament in Christianity. It is believed that through his Crucifixion and subsequent Resurrection, God offered humans salvation and eternal life, that Jesus died to atone for sin to make humanity right with God.
We come to a most reverent part of Scripture in reading about the sacrifice of Christ for our sins . It is here the words of John the Baptist, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world,” have even greater meaning.
The question I raised in the title of this may seem offensive to some: Is God for us or for Himself ? To put it simply: yes. Scripture affirms that God is indeed for us , at least in some sense (Rom. 8:31).
► Grace Alone. Faith Alone. God’s Word says that we are saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus and not by our own efforts or works (Ephesians 2:8-9). Grace alone means that God loves, forgives, and saves us not because of who we are or what we do , but because of the work of Christ.
Jesus the Great Redeemer bought our freedom with His blood! (Mark 10:45) 1. Jesus paid the ransom for your freedom from sin and the ransom price He paid was His very own life upon the cross. His blood has the power to free anyone from sin (Eph 1:7).