What does the word 'salvation' mean?

The word ‘salvation’ means ‘saved’. Christians believe that Jesus came to save people from a life without God; he came to save people from the wrong things they have done. 


The Bible teaches that because Jesus lived, died and rose again everybody, everywhere can now say ‘Yes’ to God’s love and forgiveness.  It teaches that now everybody, everywhere can become close friends with God.

Christians believe that through Jesus' death and resurrection he made a way for people to be saved from a life without God.


See 'Why do Christians call Jesus their Saviour?'