Words can be confusing. The English language is a difficult one. Do I use “their” or “there”? What about “conscious” or “conscience”? There are a lot of words and the meanings can differ slightly in light of context and usage, which can make understanding terms difficult and confusing at times.
The same is often true when words from the Bible are used. People often use similar words in very different ways, which can cause lots of communication tension. One of those biblical words often misused or misunderstood is “salvation”. As Bill Hull points out in his article “The Importance of Defining Salvation“:
“Salvation is a big word that covers a great deal of territory. We talk about the need to be saved, or we ask people, are you saved? But what does that mean? What do we need to be saved from? Why do we need to be saved? While we inherently know that humankind is in a complex conundrum of trouble, the great minds of the world have been unable to come up with an answer. God has provided an answer for us…”
Enjoy and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!