Salvation—found 523 times in 500 verses; However, some of these occurrences will refer to physical deliverance; and other Bible words are often implemented for the purpose of describing the spiritual birth of which these lessons speak.

Variations: salvation, save, saved, savest, saveth, saving

Defined: In a basic sense, the word salvation means deliverance which can be physical or spiritual depending upon the context.

Interesting fact: The Bible plainly teaches a completed or finished salvation (1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 Corinthians 1:18; Ephesians 2:5, 8; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:5); however, it also promises a future salvation (Romans 5:9-10; Romans 13:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:9). The reconciliation of the seeming conflict becomes clear as the Bible student considers that man is a three-part being. The man who has trusted Christ as Saviour has a quickened spirit (Ephesians 2:1, 5), a redeemed soul (Hebrews 10:39), but awaits the redemption of his body (Romans 8:23).

Bible study tip: Salvation is truly a complex study. As such, it is unwise to pull one verse from its intended context in order to prove or disprove any doctrinal position. Such actions have caused many problems especially concerning things like the involvement or exclusion of repentance in salvation. Be sure to consider all verses possible when studying such a complex and frequently disputed subject like salvation. This study takes many hours and involves a considerable amount of work (2 Timothy 2:15). Carefully considering the context adds another element of difficulty, and the Bible student must ensure that he is dealing with the spiritual birth as opposed to any physical deliverance.

Sunday, Day 281—Church Day (no devotional)

Monday, Day 282—What Is Salvation?

Tuesday, Day 283—The Fall of Man

Wednesday, Day 284—Church Night (no devotional)

Thursday, Day 285—Man’s Need for Salvation

Friday, Day 286—God’s Offer to Man

Saturday, Day 287—What Must I Do to Be Saved?


Day 281: Church Day

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.