• 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).
    • Chicagoan
      Really, it means you've bought yourself some Snake Oil from a salesman.
  • 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?
    • Chicagoan
      To be factual, Jesus can't really "want" anything - because he is make-believe. And in roughly two millennia, nobody has ever provided any evidence to the contrary.
  • "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.
    • Chicagoan
      Sadly for misinformed people, Jesus isn't real.
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  • 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."
  • It means that Christ has accepted us as 'repentant' sinners and that we are now saved from the punishment, due to us, for all the sins that we have committed. God will not hold those sins against us, they are forgiven. Whenever we sin after that we should regularly repent so that we can be forgiven for the more recent sins also.
  • To do the will of the Father. He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit of God. As Christ says “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. Hence, one must give up their self will, and take on God's will, for it is their will, that stops them from experiencing God. Yeshua means Yahweh's salvation. Jesus is the tree of life, the word of life, the light of truth, you are invited to become one with Christ, who then the Father will unite to himself and so BE all and IN all. You are currently in darkness, in ignorance, in the ways of the world, Christ came as light in that darkness, so that you may be born of the spirit and be reunited with God from whence you have fallen, and separated by sin, the lusts of the flesh and pride. We are all the first Adam, the man of the earth. The second Adam is Christ who was of the spirit, man must be of both, but to give himself to the spirit of God. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” (1 John 2:16). “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying's, murders, drunkenness, revelling's, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God” (Galatians 5:19-21). And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food [lust of the flesh], and that it was pleasant to the eyes [lust of the eyes], and a tree to be desired to make one wise [the pride of life], she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat” (Genesis 3:6).
  • The majority of Christian religions promote an idea of salvation which is false and misleading! You can't just go down to an altar and say the sinner's prayer and have an emotional experience and be saved for all eternity that idea is nonsense. The apostle Paul says Brothers I don't claim to have yet attained it but this I do I leave behind the things of my past and I press forward as fast as I can to reach my calling to be with Jesus Christ. We're saved if we work the program of salvation outlined in the Bible by Jesus Christ and we die while we're serving in the program when we wake up in the resurrection in Jesus says well done good and faithful servant then you're saved. And tell that time the Bible says work out your salvation with fear and trembling. If once saved always saved was really true you wouldn't have to be in fear and tremble. You can lose sight of the work that Jesus assigned you to do and once you do that you're no longer working the program of salvation if you happen to die while you're in the middle of sinning. You're going to wake up at the judgment to find yourself quite embarrassed

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