SALUTE (sa-11.1t). See SALUTATION. SALVATION (sal-va'shun).
1. A deliverance from temporal dangers and enemies (Exod. iii:ro; I Sam. xiv :45.) 2. Deliverance from a state of sin and misery, into a state of union with Christ, in which we are justified by his blood, adopted into his family, sanctified by his Spirit, and comforted by his presence ;—a deliverance from spiritual danger and distress, to a comfortable and quiet condition (Rom i:16).
3. Eternal happiness, in which men shall be freed from sin and sorrow, and shall enjoy the most 'perfect and lasting fellowship with God (I Pet. i :9; Heb. i:i4).
General Applications. God is called Salva tion, and the God of Salvation; he delivers from distress, and bestows comfort, temporal, spiritual, or eternal (Ps. xxvii:i and lxviii :2o). Christ is called Salvation, as he is the purchaser and be slower of our everlasting freedom from evil, and enjoyment of happiness (Luke ii :3o; Is. xlix :6). Salvation is ascribed to God and Christ, as they contrived, purchased, prepared and bestow it (Rev. vii :to and xix :I). The Gospel is called salvation, and the word, gospel, or bringer of salvation; as by it salvation is published, offered and applied to us (Heb. :3 ; Acts xiii :26; Eph. i :13 ; Tit.
(a) Salvation is of the Jews; Christ the Savior sprung of them; the gospel proceeded from them to the Gentiles (John iv:22). (b) The long-suf fering of God to the Jews and others is salvation; is calculated to promote the everlasting happiness of all believers (2 Pet. iii :15). (c) Salvation and strength came to the church when, by means of Constantine, she was delivered from heathen per secution, and her constitution established by the civil law (Rev. xii :to). (d) That turns to our salvation, which tends to promote our spiritual and eternal happiness (Phil. i :I9). (e) Men work out their own salvation, when they receive Jesus the Savior, and walking in him prepare for the future blessedness of the heavenly state (Phil. ii :12). (f) Confession and repentance are to salvation, as they are means of our preparation for further grace and glory (Rom. x :to; 2 Cor.
vii :to). (See ATONEMENT; FORGIVENESS; REGEN ERATION ; SANCTIFICATION; RESURRECTION OF CHRIST.) Brown.