|1.||the act of preserving or the state of being preserved from harm|
|2.||a person or thing that is the means of preserving from harm|
|3.||Christianity deliverance by redemption from the power of sin and from the penalties ensuing from it|
|4.||Christian Science the realization that Life, Truth, and Love are supreme and that they can destroy such illusions as sin, death, etc|
|[C13: from Old French sauvacion, from Late Latin salvātiō, from Latin salvātus saved, from salvāre to |
Being “saved” among Christians; salvation is freedom from the effects of the Fall of Man. This freedom comes through faith in Jesus, who is called in the New Testament “the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.” The Apostles taught that those who experience salvation in their lifetime on Earth and continue in their friendship with God will inherit eternal happiness in heaven.
This word is used of the deliverance of the Israelites from the Egyptians (Ex. 14:13), and of deliverance generally from evil or danger. In the New Testament it is specially used with reference to the great deliverance from the guilt and the pollution of sin wrought out by Jesus Christ, "the great salvation" (Heb. 2:3). (See REDEMPTION ØT0003084; REGENERATION.)