Passages in the Bible that talk about salvation include Acts 16:30b-31, Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and Ephesians 2:8-9. Perhaps one of the most often quoted salvation verses is John 3:16, which many people are able to recite by memory.
The term salvation refers to the act of saving, rescuing or protecting from harm. In John 3:36, Jesus warns that it is the wrath of God from which people must be saved. He also explains that salvation is obtained by believing in him.
In Romans 1:18, the Apostle Paul teaches that God’s wrath is in response to people’s ungodliness and unrighteousness. In chapters 8, 13, 22, 24 and 25 from the book of Matthew, Jesus indicates that this wrath takes the form of separation from God in a place where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.
The Bible claims this can be avoided through Christ, whom Romans 3:25 states was punished and sacrificed to atone for sin. Romans 10:9-10 teaches that such salvation is obtained by confessing Jesus as Lord and believing God raised him from the dead.
Sin entered the world through one man, Adam, and death entered the world through sin, according to Romans 5:12 and 1 Corinthians 15:21. However, Romans 5:18 goes on to explain that people can also take advantage of God’s provision for salvation and be made righteous through one man, Jesus Christ.