What Is Salvation

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It is not a religion to profess.
It is not a church to join.
It is not a creed to accept.
You may have all these, and yet be without the salvation of God.
Salvation is deliverance from judgment, and emancipation from sin.
It is a known and enjoyed justification from the guilt of sin.
It is freedom from the mastery of Satan, the dominion of sin, and the claims of the law.
It was for this end that Jesus came. The word first uttered by the angel on the plain of Bethlehem was, "Unto you is born a Savior, which is Christ the Lord."
It is not a helper, but a Savior, that sinners need, and it is such a Savior that God has provided. "God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved." John 3:1717For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:17).
If ever you are saved at all, it must be by Jesus Christ. There is no other Savior. Neither reformation nor religion can save. Neither sacraments, prayers, nor good works can do it. "Salvation belongeth unto the Lord." Psa. 3:88Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah. (Psalm 3:8).
Are you willing to be saved in this way and on these terms?
Christ is the Savior of sinners,
Christ is the Savior for me;
Long I was chained in sin's darkness,
Now by His grace I am free.
Just as I was He received me,
Seeking from judgment to flee,
Now there is no condemnation,
This is the Savior for me.