Salvation

Salvation means that all of our sins are forgiven and washed away through the efficacy of Christ's blood by placing faith in His finished work on the Cross. The promise of Scripture is, “For whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved”(Romans 10:13). And Romans 10:9-10 promises, ...that if you confess with your mouth confession is made unto salvation.

It is important to understand that our salvation is all of Him and none of us. There is nothing we could ever do to earn right standing with God. Ephesians 2:8-9 says that a person is saved by grace alone.

"8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you cant take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it."

The Bible is also crystal clear concerning the "one way, only way" to salvation. Peter declaredSalvation comes no other way; no other name has been or will be given to us by which we can be saved, only this one (Acts 4:12 The Message).

The Bible's position is that, while we are not saved by works, we are saved for works. Grace alone produces salvation. But good works attest to the reality of our salvation.

"For we are Gods handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do" (Eph. 2:10).