What Does It Mean to Be Saved and Attain Full Salvation?

1. What Does It Mean to Be Saved? Are We Without Sin After We Have Been Saved?

First, let’s read a passage of God’s words: “At the time Jesus’ work was the redemption of all mankind. The sins of all who believed in Him were forgiven; as long as you believed in Him, He would redeem you; if you believed in Him, you were no longer a sinner, you were relieved of your sins. This is what it meant to be saved, and to be justified by faith. Yet in those who believed, there remained that which was rebellious and opposed God, and which still had to be slowly removed. Salvation did not mean man had been completely gained by Jesus, but that man was no longer of sin, that he had been forgiven his sins: Provided you believed, you would never more be of sin.” From God’s words, we can see that we are saved through our belief in the Lord because the Lord Jesus performed the work of redemption. The Lord gave Himself up as a sin offering and was nailed to the cross, and He thereby redeemed us from sin. Therefore, by believing in the Lord, we are no longer sinners and are no longer bound by the law. Now when we sin, we are able to come directly before God to pray to Him, and we can ask the Lord to forgive us. This is what it means to be saved.

2. What Does It Mean to Attain Full Salvation? What Behaviors Do Those Who Attain Full Salvation Possess?

First, let’s read a passage of God’s words: “When people cast off the filthy, corrupt things of Satan, they gain God’s salvation. But if they still do not divest themselves of filth and corruption, then they are still living under the domain of Satan. People’s conniving, deceitfulness, and crookedness are all things of Satan. Saving you is allowing you to escape from these things. God’s work cannot be wrong; it is all in order to save people from darkness. … When you live under Satan’s domain you are incapable of manifesting God, you are something filthy, and cannot receive God’s inheritance. Once you have been cleansed and made perfect, you will be holy, you will be a proper person, and you will be blessed by God and delightful to God.”

3. The Difference Between Being Saved and Attaining Full Salvation

We have just discussed what it means to be saved and whether or not we are without sin after we are saved, and we also discussed what it means to attain full salvation, and what behaviors are expressed by those who attain full salvation. I trust that everyone will have some discernment concerning the difference between being saved and attaining full salvation. Being saved means that we are no longer condemned by the law, that we are no longer sinners, that we have been redeemed by God, that we are qualified to come before God but that, although we may do some external good deeds, our sinful nature remains deeply rooted within us. Attaining full salvation, on the other hand, means that our life dispositions have changed, that we are able to put the truth into practice, that we no longer commit any sin, that we are entirely able to heed God’s words and obey God, that we can live out the reality of God’s words, and that we are completely free of the influence of Satan and have become free people.

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