Definition Of Salvation

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QUESTION 1. What does salvation mean? How does the death and resurrection of Christ save us from our sins? Are Christians the only persons who can experience salvation? Can animals and other living things in God’s creation be saved?

Question 1A: What does salvation mean? Salvation is defined as rescue from mortal peril, deliverance from sin and death, and the gift of fulfilled life in communion with God. In classical Protestantism, salvation is forgiveness of sins and rescues from the condemnation of the law. In pietism and revivalism, it is the conquest of specific sins and progress toward moral perfection. In the modern period, the ultimate threat, according to Tillich, is meaninglessness and nihilism, and salvation is the gift
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In religion, salvation is the saving of the soul from sin and its consequences. It may also be called "deliverance" or "redemption" from sin and its effects. (OED 2nd Ed)

Question 1B: How does the death and resurrection of Christ save us from our sins? The death and resurrection of Christ saves us from our sins through the theories of atonement that say the cross was necessary to appease the wrath of God. (Migliore: Pg.
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The word sentient, in the Webster’s dictionary, means “sensitive in perception and feeling.” Animals feel the same physical and emotional pain as do humans and they possess a soul, which is the seat of the mind, will, and emotions. (Barnaby) We also find information in the Bible where God speaks to the animals and response to His commandment with action. It is in God’s discussion with Job that He reveals that He provides for animals and that he appointed their place in creation. (Job 38:39-41, 39:6) It is in Psalm 148 that the psalmist calls everything to praise the Lord including sea monsters, beasts, cattle, creeping things and birds (Psalm 148: 7, 10). In Psalm 150:6, the psalmist writes “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!” (Ps. 150:6). Even though they don’t do so with words, animals still bring glory and praise to

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