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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 6511 salvation, nature of
6511 salvation, nature of

6511 salvation, nature of

Salvation involves a change in the relationship between God and a person. Salvation includes God’s adoption of believers into his family, his acceptance of them as righteous and his forgiveness of their sins. It also includes personal renewal and transformation through the work of the Holy Spirit.

Salvation as a change in status before God

Access to God Ro 5:1-2 See also Eph 2:13; Heb 4:16

Adoption into the family of God Jn 1:12; Ro 8:22-24; Gal 4:4-7

Forgiveness of sin Ac 5:30-31 See also Ps 32:1-2; Mt 26:28; Ac 10:43; Ac 13:38; Eph 1:7; Col 2:13

Heavenly citizenship Php 3:20-21 See also Eph 2:19; Col 3:1-2; Heb 12:22-24

Inheritance from God Ro 8:17 See also Col 1:12; Rev 21:7

Peace with God Eph 2:13-17 See also Isa 53:5; Jn 16:33; Ro 5:1-2; Col 3:15

Righteousness in the sight of God Ro 1:17 See also Isa 61:10; Ro 3:22; Ro 4:3-13,25-5:1 The idea of being righteous in the sight of God lies at the heart of Paul’s doctrine of justification by faith; 1Co 1:30; 2Co 5:21; Php 3:8-9; 2Ti 4:8; Heb 11:7

Salvation as a change in a person’s nature

Becoming a new creation 2Co 5:17 See also Ro 6:4; Gal 6:14-15; Eph 2:15

Deliverance from God’s righteous condemnation Ro 8:1-2 See also Isa 50:8; Ro 5:15-17; Ro 8:33-39; Col 1:22

Deliverance from the power of sin and evil Gal 1:3-4 See also Ro 6:14; Ro 7:21-25; Ro 8:2-4; 1Pe 2:24; Rev 1:5

Inner personal renewal 1Jn 1:7 See also Ps 51:1-2,7; Heb 1:3; Heb 10:19-22

New birth Jn 3:3-7 See also Jas 1:18; 1Pe 1:23; 1Jn 3:9

The presence of the Holy Spirit Ro 8:10-11 See also Gal 5:2-25

See also

3230Holy Spirit & regeneration
3278Holy Spirit, indwelling
6606access to God
6644eternal life
6669grace & salvation