I am on a quest to understand salvation. It should be something I know as a Christian, but I can’t say for certain that I really know what it means.
It all started after a friend asked what salvation meant. I gave her the basic religious answer, but I felt lacking with that response. Shortly after that happened, the Holy Spirit posed the question to me, “When were the apostles saved?” That question has really rocked my thought to were I am now.
Are they saved as a result of the cross?
Religiously, we say that Jesus died for our sins, but He said all of our sins were forgiven before He died. So the religious statement doesn’t match up with Jesus’ words.
So what is salvation and what does the cross do if not the method for forgiveness of our sins? What if the cross had another meaning than forgiveness?