Everything being equal, a person cannot deliver him/herself from a coming wrath. It is beyond our own ability to deliver ourselves from sin with its aftermath. Everyone is found guilty with an act that is evil.
The Christian Bible teaches that man is a sinner and can never earn salvation by what he or she does, Romans 3:10. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Romans 3:23. We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Isaiah 64:6
The word salvation has a wide and broad definition. In a common meaning it means ‘being saved’. Salvation from the Bible point of view means ‘deliverance from sin and the consequences of sin; danger or suffering’
God in His divine wisdom understood the need for a deliverer. One who will come and rescue humanity from the bondage of sin. The kind of delivery at hand was not a mere one. No one on earth was qualified to embark on that rescue journey. And so we ask ourselves:
Who has saved us?
In the book of Acts 4:12 Peters says, ‘Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved’
Galatians 1:3-4, ‘Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age according to the will of our God and Father’
Paul again says ‘For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin…’ 2 Corinthians. 5:21.
Jesus is the one who saved us as the scripture says.
How has Jesus Christ saved us?
It’s really simple, though tough. It was by His death on the cross. His death on the cross has served as a compensation for our sins and the consequences (punishment) that comes with it. Therefore anyone who believes and comes to Jesus has no sin issue to discuss with the Father; your sins have already been catered for.
‘Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life’ Romans 6:3-4
Romans 4:25, ‘He was delivered to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification’.
The plan God had to deliver us was through Jesus’ death and resurrection.
What has Jesus saved us from?
In the Christianity, we are saved from “wrath,” that is, from God’s judgment of sin (Romans 5:9, 1 Thessalonians 5:9). Our sin has separated us from God, and the consequence of sin is death (Romans 6:23).
This means that Jesus Christ is the only one who came to deliver us from sin and its results. God initiated a plan to save us through Him. By this way, God has made Him the Savior of humanity. Therefore through Jesus, we have overcome sin and live free from the consequences of sin. Jesus is therefore the only way to salvation.
“Jesus Christ is the salvation plan of God for humanity”