Saved from what?
Updated: Apr 14
We hear the term "saved" often in Christian circles, but what does it mean. To some Christians this is a simple question, for others not so much. Most lost people have no idea what being saved means. They may say "is there some kind of danger that I am in"? Yes, yes there is. It may not be a clear and present danger. It is far more dangerous than anything we could imagine here on earth. That danger is an eternal hell. The fact that hell is never ending makes it unthinkable. Lets dive in and take a look at what the bible says about hell.
41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Well in Mathew 13 it says that hell is a furnace, Mathew 25 says it is everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels. This place was never meant for humans to go into. It was prepared for rebellious angels, who tried to over throw heaven. The reason people wind up there is that they follow after the angel Lucifer and not after Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Salvation from this awful eternal place. Believing in his death, burial, and resurrection is the only way out of that place. Everyone is going there until they believe on Christ. What about dead babies though? Isaiah 7:15-16 talks about an age where children can refuse evil, this lets people know that God will not send innocent children who die into hell. I am not sure at what age this applies to each individual only god knows that. I would say for me it was around 6-7 years old for others maybe much later.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
These three passages all talk about life. The first talks about the book of life. What is the book of life? It is a book where the names of all the believers throughout history are written. If a person goes in front of the judgment seat of God and their name is not written in that book, then they are cast into hell. We see in John 3:36 how to get into that book, by believing in the son of God. Pretty straight forward. I hope that cleared up any confusion anyone may have had about salvation. Thank you for reading my blog and I will leave you with the Gospel.
I Corinthians 15
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: