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  • In general terms, it means that you have been saved from your sin by accepting the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for your sins. His sacrifice grants you the salvation that your sinful nature would otherwise have denied to you. Different denominations my have specific ways that they go about this (asking Jesus into your heart is common among Protestants).
  • Someone on AnswerBag wrote, "The catholics say that Jesus is mad and that you have to pray to different saints and Mary, Jesus' mother so that they can calm Jesus." Is this true? With a Methodist background (very little), I thought Jesus wanted us to come to Him... Am I on the right page?
  • "Saved" in the christian religion just means that you have asked Jesus to come into your heart, you have confessed with your mouth and believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and that God raised him from the dead, and the bible says thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9-10. It means that your sins have been washed away by the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross and that when you accept him into your heart you now have access to forgiveness for your sins by prayer.
  • Our Anglican doctrine sees salvation very differently from the average Protestant. Anglican doctrine considers salvation to be an ongoing process beginning with one's baptism, not a "one time" thing. It's similar to the monastic idea of "conversion." It is ongoing. We believe in Sacramental Salvation. You're not going to hear a lot of stuff on being "born again." We are saved again and again and again, through forgiving and forgiveness, drawing close to God, taking part in the Sacraments.
  • It means that no matter what trials the world still holds for you, you're marked for heaven because your heart belongs to Jesus.
  • having a relationship with god
  • To gain salvation, you must exercise faith in Jesus and demonstrate that faith by obeying his commands.​—Acts 4:​10, 12; Romans 10:​9, 10; Hebrews 5:9. The Bible shows that you must have works, or acts of obedience, to prove that your faith is alive. (James 2:​24, 26). Just as a person saved from drowning could fall or jump back into the water, a person who has been saved from sin but fails to keep exercising faith could lose out on salvation. For this reason, the Bible urges Christians who have received salvation “to put up a hard fight for the faith.” (Jude 3) It also warns those who have been saved: “Keep working out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”​—Philippians 2:​12.
  • Simply FAITH
  • Being saved means: exemption from condemnation. Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

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