What is Salvation?

Jesus undoubtedly summed it up best at the beginning of His high priestly prayer when He said, “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3). In 1 Timothy we find the words—“to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim. 2:4).

We need to exercise caution that we not become religiously obese, constantly taking in spiritual knowledge and never making a heart commitment to the truth—one who is “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge (or recognition) of the truth” (2 Tim. 3:7).

Making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, … walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called. Ephesians 1:16–18; 4:1 (NASB)