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Salvation & Conversion

Are you saved? Is it the same thing as conversion? Many are asked that question as if the two things are the same! No one in the Bible ever spoke of the day that they "got saved" as so many people do in this time. What does the Bible say about the subjects of salvation and being saved?

Jesus said that he who endures to the end will be saved. Paul wrote of the "hope of salvation" and Peter spoke of salvation being the end of our faith to be revealed in the latter time. What is the truth? Are you already saved, or not?

Study this page to learn the truth about Salvation. There are also audio clips taken from the What Must I Do to be Saved CD teaching series. Click on an article title in the box in the right column to read from a range of articles covering different aspects of the truth about salvation.

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"For now is our salvation nearer than when we believed" (Rom. 13:11).

For many years, a curious concept has haunted the minds of a vast number of our leaders concerning the meaning of the word SALVATION, as it is used in the theological sense.

The word "salvation" means: "Deliverance from sin and its consequence" (second death). Now, this deliverance, or redemption as some writers style it, is for body as well as for soul, "because the creature (body) itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit (namely), the redemption of our body" (Rom. 8:21-23).

Salvation comes with glorification, even as pure religion comes with sanctification. Truly, we are looking "for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body."

Perhaps you, my reader, are among the many who have been misled into believing that the word SALVATION is synonymous with the word RELIGION (or, CONVERSION); and that the two words may be used interchangeably. Now, if this has been your teaching, then you have been taught error, and need to come into harmony with the teaching of the Scriptures on this subject.

"Come now, and let us reason together," and, as Paul-that great missionary to the Gentiles-has so expressively said, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth" (2 Tim. 2:15).

Suppose we take the two words, "religion" and "salvation" just here; and look at them in the light of the Scriptures and see if they can, in any sense, mea I n the same. You understand, of course, that we are speaking concerning the true religion of Christ.

James states that "pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this: To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world" (James 1:27). Now this is the kind of religion that brings salvation.

Turn with me now to Rom. 13:11, and let us see whether that eloquent theologian, the Apostle Paul, looked at salvation as being religion, or something one with religion might look forward to receiving at the resurrection:

"And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed." Can you not see, reader, that Paul understood salvation to be a reward for the righteous, something that a believer gets nearer to every day? Moreover, Paul corroborates this truth by saying to the Thessalonians: "But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain (to get possession of) salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ" (I Thes. 5:8, 9).

We need no explanations for the following Scriptures, for they are self-explanatory; that is, to those who want the truth and are willing to pay for it in terms of losing the praise and honor of men:

"Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God who worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure" (Phil. 2:12, 13).

"But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth" (2 Thes. 2:13).

"Are they (angels) not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation" (Heb. 1:14)?

Dear reader, if you are a child of God, can you not see by now that you are called "to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto (until) salvation ready to be revealed in the last time?" (l Pet. 1:4, 5). Oh reader, can you not receive this God revealed message, and come on and rejoice with me "with joy unspeakable and full of glory"? Saints of God, if you walk in this light now, how happy you will be in the end, "receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls!" But if you go on alleging to have salvation now what will you claim when Jesus comes?

There is no standing still in the religious life of anyone who is looking forward to attaining this glorious prize of salvation. Paul's injunction to "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling" is followed immediately by the superb statement, "It is God which worketh in you" (Phil. 2:12, 13). It is as if he were saying to us, as well as to the saints at Thessalonica: "God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ" (l Thes. 5:9). I am persuaded that this most positive letterwriter of the first century knew that every follower of Christ needed this repeated renewal of encouragement; therefore, he was constantly urging every believer to work and to obtain the salvation as promised by our Lord.

Paul's teaching of salvation echoes that of the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah, who said, "It is good that a man (of God) should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord" (Lam. 3:26). If we are to follow Paul's direction, we must persevere in laboring for this most essential reward, even our salvation.

Remember the Lord is coming to "beautify the meek with salvation" for He "taketh pleasure in His people" (Psa. 149:4). And "How shall we (the saints of God) escape, if we neglect so great salvation?" (Heb. 2:3).

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What Is Salvation?

by George C. Clark

What is salvation, my fellow creature?
I've heard the word from many a preacher.
Psa. 149:4.

It's God's reward for the faithful few
Who stand the test and make it through.
Isa. 45:17.

It's a crown of life placed upon our head
When we are raised from among the dead.
2 Tim. 2:10.

It isn't religion, as some would say;
It's a crown of life on the judgment day.
Isa. 56:1.

No one on earth may possess this crown
Until he's raised from beneath the ground.
Isa. 62:11.

It is good to hope and quietly wait
For salvation to come if you're living straight.
Lam. 3:26.

Salvation is nearer than it was when
We first became born again.
Rom. 13:11.

The hope of salvation, by Paul, is said
To be an helmet upon our head.
1 Thes. 5:8.

We're not appointed to wrath, says he,
But to obtain salvation if we stay free.
1 Thes. 5:9.

God's dearly belovedwhom He holds near,
Work out your salvation with trembling and fear.
Phil. 2:12.

If you are to be chosen to salvation, my friend,
Then, be filled with the Spirit and endure till the end.
Matt. 24:13; 2 Thes. 2:13.

How shall we escape if we fail and neglect,
This great salvation we're expecting to get?
Heb. 2:3.

Now even the angels have an administration
For the saints of God, the heirs of salvation.
Heb. 1: 14.

Our faith must reach its final end
Before salvation will come to men.
1 Pet. 1:9.

We know salvation is awaiting us
Who live for God and in Him trust.
1 Pet. 1: 5.

Don't call salvation your religion
Unless you're standing for tradition.
Mark 7:9.