Salvation: being saved begins with a need for a saviour. Knowing we are sinners,
we want to be made right with God by the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.
Titus 3: 3-8
Vs 4-5 But when the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, he saved us
not because of righteous things we have done, but
because of his mercy.....
7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope
of eternal life.
John 3:16 .....whoever believes will not perish but have eternal life
It's supposed to be a simple faith in what Jesus has done and open to everyone.
John 6:44 No one can come to me unless the Father DRAWS him .....
'Sozo' = saved and 'soteria' = salvation in Greek
When we receive salvation, we are saved and delivered
from the power and effects of sin in our lives immediately.
V5-6 ....the spirit gives birth to spirit ....
It's the Holy Spirit who leads us to that place and births something of the spirit in us.
That's why we start to care about what the Spirit cares about.
We look and feel with the Spirit.
Acts 4:12 no one else gives Salvation besides Jesus.
John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way, the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me."
1 Timothy 2:1-7 God wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
who gave himself as a ransom to all men ..
sótéria: deliverance, salvationOriginal Word: σωτηρία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (so-tay-ree'-ah)
Short Definition: deliverance, salvation
Definition: welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation, safety.