Saved and Salvation
Salvation simply means that through God’s direct involvement and help you have been ‘saved’ from something. It includes deliverance, safety, preservation, healing, and overall soundness. It is the ‘good news’ word of the Bible, gathering into itself all the more complex redemptive acts and processes of justification, redemption, grace, propitiation, imputation, forgiveness, sanctification, and glorification.
Salvation is in three tenses
Past – The Christian has been saved from the guilt and penalty of evil (sin and destruction) (Luke 7:50, 1 Corinthians 1:18, 2 Corinthians 2:15, Ephesians 2:5)
Present – The Christian is being saved from the habit and domination of sin and of evil (old manner of life) (Romans 6:14, 8:2, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Galatians 2:19, Philippians 1:19, 2:12-13)
Future – The Christian will be saved at the Lord’s return from all the consequences of evil (wrath and judgment) (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18, 5:9-10, 5:23, I John 4:15-17)
This is the Good News of the Gospel.