A Study Of Salvation And All The Aspects That Make Up Salvation

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Soteriology is the study of Salvation and all the aspects that make up Salvation. Sin first originated in the garden of Eden in Genesis 3:6. Here Adam and Eve sinned and were thrown out of the garden and separated from God. However, God made a way for them to receive forgiveness and atonement through the sacrificing of animals, Leviticus 23:12. These sacrifices were pointing the way to when Jesus would come and die on the cross and be the ultimate sacrifice to take the sin of the world away. The results of Jesus taking our sins away is found in Romans 6:20. We are free in Christ Jesus.
There are three theories about how Jesus saved us. The Ransom theory says that Adam and Eve sold humanity to Satan when they sinned. God offered Jesus as payment and Satan accepted, but Satan didn’t know that death would not stop Jesus. Justice was satisfied and God freed us. The Satisfaction theory says that human sin was defrauding God of the honor He is due. Christ’s death was the ultimate act of obedience and it was more about honor than our disobedience. The Moral Influence theory said the purpose and result of Christ’s death was to give us a moral example, He didn’t die to satisfy justice but to impress mankind with His love. (Fritz, 2016)
Salvation is the act of when we were saved. This event occurs when we have faith that God can save us from our sin. We all are in need of being saved, because we all have sinned, Romans 3:23. If we do not repent we continue to sin which leads to a…

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