1 Corinthians 15:22 - For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Are you saved?  This question is often asked and answered without the Scriptural background needed to fully appreciate its depth.  What exactly is being “saved”?  Because of the deep love and affection that God has for mankind as His creation, He has looked upon our sinful condition with compassion.  His love and compassion is often referred to as mercy in Scripture, and is the driving force of God’s character that shows us the reason for His intervention in order to restore us after the sin of Adam and Eve (Titus 3:5). 

In John 14:6, Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”.  Due to the sin of every man, woman, and child, we cannot be accepted in the sight of the Father (who is perfectly holy) by our own works.  because of His love He does not want to see us destroyed by our sins.  Since He is just and good, He must punish sin as the supreme Sovereign of the universe. 

We are shown in Scripture that God has made a way (Jesus) for us to be forgiven for sin and reconciled to God.  God Himself, in the person of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:3), came to the world to die as a substitute for us to satisfy the requirements of the law for sin.  in Christ, the love of God is shown, the justice of God is satisfied, and the holiness of God is held in perfection.  The Holy Spirit uses words like “redeemed, justified, forgiven, quickened (made alive), adopted, and saved” to explain the different aspects of the Gift of God.  Each of these are a great study in Scripture to better understand what Christ has done for those who come to Him by Faith.

This Gift of eternal life is promised as salvation from sin for all those who repent and believe the gospel.  Those who acknowledge their sin and turn to God in faith by trusting in the work that Christ did to provide Himself a sacrifice for sin, accept the free Gift by God’s grace, and become partakers of the new covenant in Christ Jesus.  Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift!