And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ …
…praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.Acts 2:21,47 (ESV)
What does it mean to be saved? Salvation is an “all of life” term that begins with a specific point in which we have been saved, delivered from the penalty of sin through faith in Christ (Romans 2:15 & Ephesians 2:8,9).
Salvation continues as we grow in holiness through dependance upon God’s Word and the Holy Spirit. We are being saved from the power of sin (1Corinthians 1:18). In the future day of glorification, at the return of Christ, we will be saved from the presence of sin (Hebrews 9:28).