What are We Saved From?

Many Christians have sung the hymn, “Jesus Saves” and indeed He does. The very notion of being saved – outside the biblical context – conjures up images of someone in great danger who is will either suffer terribly or perish if not saved. Think of the word rescue.

This is what Jesus does for us. He saves or rescues us…but from what exactly? It goes beyond the eternal wrath of a holy God in hell “prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41). J.I. Packer describes well the work of Christ in salvation and what we are saved from:

“What are believers saved from? From their former position under the wrath of God, the dominion of sin, and the power of death; from their natural condition of being mastered by the world, the flesh, and the devil; from the fears that a sinful life engenders, and from the many vicious habits that were a part of it.”

Hopefully….prayerfully, Reader, this describes your salvation in Jesus.

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