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Salvation
Salvation
(Latin: salvatio; Ancient Greek: σωτηρία, translit. sōtēría; Hebrew: יָשַׁע‎, translit. yāšaʕ;[1] Arabic: الخلاص‎, translit. al-ḵalaṣ) is being saved or protected from harm[2] or being saved or delivered from a dire situation.[3] In religion, salvation is saving of the soul from sin and its consequences.[4] The academic study of salvation is called soteriology.

Contents

1 Meaning 2 Abrahamic religions

2.1 Judaism 2.2 Christianity

2.2.1 Mormonism

2.3 Islam

2.3.1 Tawhid 2.3.2 Sin
Sin
and repentance 2.3.3 Five Pillars

3 Indian religions

3.1 Jainism

4 See also 5 References 6 Sources 7 External links

Meaning[edit] See also: Redemption (theology) In religion, salvation is the saving of the soul from sin and its consequences.[5] It may also be called "deliverance" or "redemption" from sin and its effects.[6] Historically, salvation is considered to be caused either by the grace of a deity (i.e. unmerited and unearned); by the independent choices of a free will and personal effort (i.e. earned and/or merited); or by some combination of the two. Religions often emphasize the necessity of both personal effort—for example, repentance and asceticism—and divine action (e.g. grace). Abrahamic religions[edit] Judaism[edit] See also: Atonement in Judaism In contemporary Judaism, redemption (Hebrew ge'ulah), refers to God redeeming the people of Israel from their various exiles.[7] This includes the final redemption from the present exile.[8] Judaism
Judaism
holds that adherents do not need personal salvation as Christians believe. Jews do not subscribe to the doctrine of original sin.[9] Instead, they place a high value on individual morality as defined in the law of God
God
— embodied in what Jews know as the Torah or The Law, given to Moses
Moses
by God
God
on biblical Mount Sinai. In Judaism, salvation is closely related to the idea of redemption, a saving from the states or circumstances that destroy the value of human existence. God, as the universal spirit and Creator of the World, is the source of all salvation for humanity, provided an individual honours God
God
by observing his precepts. So redemption or salvation depends on the individual. Judaism
Judaism
stresses that salvation cannot be obtained through anyone else or by just invoking a deity or believing in any outside power or influence.[10]

The Jewish concept of Messiah visualises the return of the prophet Elijah as the harbinger of one who will redeem the world from war and suffering, leading mankind to universal brotherhood under the fatherhood of one God. The Messiah is not considered as a future divine or supernatural being but as a dominating human influence in an age of universal peace, characterised by the spiritual regeneration of humanity. In Judaism, salvation is open to all people and not limited to those of the Jewish faith; the only important consideration being that the people must observe and practise the ethical pattern of behaviour as summarised in the Ten Commandments. When Jews refer to themselves as the chosen people of God, they do not imply they have been chosen for special favours and privileges but rather they have taken it upon themselves to show to all peoples by precept and example the ethical way of life.[10]

When examining Jewish intellectual sources throughout history, there is clearly a spectrum of opinions regarding death versus the afterlife. Possibly an over-simplification, one source says salvation can be achieved in the following manner: Live a holy and righteous life dedicated to Yahweh, the God
God
of Creation. Fast, worship, and celebrate during the appropriate holidays.[11] By origin and nature, Judaism
Judaism
is an ethnic religion. Therefore, salvation has been primarily conceived in terms of the destiny of Israel as the elect people of Yahweh
Yahweh
(often referred to as “the Lord”), the God
God
of Israel.[8] In the biblical text of Psalms, there is a description of death, when people go into the earth or the "realm of the dead" and cannot praise God. The first reference to resurrection is collective in Ezekiel's vision of the dry bones, when all the Israelites
Israelites
in exile will be resurrected. There is a reference to individual resurrection in the Book of Daniel
Book of Daniel
(165 BCE), the last book of the Hebrew Bible.[12] It was not until the 2nd century BCE that there arose a belief in an afterlife, in which the dead would be resurrected and undergo divine judgment. Before that time, the individual had to be content that his posterity continued within the holy nation.[8] The salvation of the individual Jew was connected to the salvation of the entire people. This belief stemmed directly from the teachings of the Torah. In the Torah, God
God
taught his people sanctification of the individual. However, he also expected them to function together (spiritually) and be accountable to one another. The concept of salvation was tied to that of restoration for Israel.[13]

During the Second Temple Period, the Sadducees, High Priests, denied any particular existence of individuals after death because it wasn't written in the Torah, while the Pharisees, ancestors of the rabbis, affirmed both bodily resurrection and immortality of the soul, most likely based on the influence of Hellenistic ideas about body and soul and the Pharisaic belief in the Oral Torah. The Pharisees maintained that after death, the soul is connected to God
God
until the messianic era when it is rejoined with the body in the land of Israel at the time of resurrection.[12]

Christianity[edit] Main articles: Economy of Salvation, Salvation
Salvation
in Christianity, and Atonement in Christianity

Allegory of Salvation
Salvation
by Antonius Heusler (ca. 1555), National Museum in Warsaw.

Christianity’s primary premise is that the incarnation and death of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ
formed the climax of a divine plan for humanity’s salvation. This plan was conceived by God
God
consequent on the Fall of Adam, the progenitor of the human race, and it would be completed at the Last Judgment, when the Second Coming of Christ
Second Coming of Christ
would mark the catastrophic end of the world.[14] For Christianity, salvation is only possible through Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Jesus' death on the cross was the once-for-all sacrifice that atoned for the sin of humanity.[14] The Christian religion, though not the exclusive possessor of the idea of redemption, has given to it a special definiteness and a dominant position. Taken in its widest sense, as deliverance from dangers and ills in general, most religions teach some form of it. It assumes an important position, however, only when the ills in question form part of a great system against which human power is helpless.[15]

Allegory of Salvation
Salvation
by Wolf Huber
Wolf Huber
(ca. 1543), Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna

According to Christian belief, sin as the human predicament is considered to be universal.[16] For example, in Romans 1:18-3:20 the Apostle Paul
Apostle Paul
declared everyone to be under sin—Jew and Gentile alike. Salvation
Salvation
is made possible by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, which in the context of salvation is referred to as the "atonement".[17] Christian soteriology ranges from exclusive salvation[18]:p.123 to universal reconciliation[19] concepts. While some of the differences are as widespread as Christianity itself, the overwhelming majority agrees that salvation is made possible by the work of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, dying on the cross.

"At the heart of Christian faith is the reality and hope of salvation in Jesus Christ. Christian faith is faith in the God
God
of salvation revealed in Jesus of Nazareth. The Christian tradition has always equated this salvation with the transcendent, eschatological fulfillment of human existence in a life freed from sin, finitude, and mortality and united with the triune God. This is perhaps the non-negotiable item of Christian faith. What has been a matter of debate is the relation between salvation and our activities in the world." — Anselm Kyongsuk Min[20]:p.79

"The Bible
Bible
presents salvation in the form of a story that describes the outworking of God's eternal plan to deal with the problem of human sin. The story is set against the background of the history of God's people and reaches its climax in the person and work of Christ. The Old Testament part of the story shows that people are sinners by nature, and describes a series of covenants by which God
God
sets people free and makes promises to them. His plan includes the promise of blessing for all nations through Abraham and the redemption of Israel from every form of bondage. God
God
showed his saving power throughout Israel's history, but he also spoke about a Messianic figure who would save all people from the power, guilt, and penalty of sin. This role was fulfilled by Jesus, who will ultimately destroy all the devil's work, including suffering, pain, and death." — Macmillan Dictionary of the Bible.

Variant views on salvation are among the main fault lines dividing the various Christian denominations, both between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism
Protestantism
and within Protestantism, notably in the Calvinist–Arminian debate, and the fault lines include conflicting definitions of depravity, predestination, atonement, but most pointedly justification.

A bumper sticker asking if one has found salvation

Salvation
Salvation
is believed to be a process that begins when a person first becomes a Christian, continues through that person's life, and is completed when they stand before Christ in judgment. Therefore, according to Catholic apologist James Akin, the faithful Christian can say in faith and hope, "I have been saved; I am being saved; and I will be saved."[21] Christian salvation concepts are varied and complicated by certain theological concepts, traditional beliefs, and dogmas. Scripture is subject to individual and ecclesiastical interpretations. While some of the differences are as widespread as Christianity itself, the overwhelming majority agrees that salvation is made possible by the work of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, dying on the cross. The purpose of salvation is debated, but in general most Christian theologians agree that God
God
devised and implemented his plan of salvation because he loves them and regards human beings as his children. Since human existence on Earth is said to be "given to sin",[Jn 8:34] salvation also has connotations that deal with the liberation[22] of human beings from sin, and the suffering associated with the punishment of sin—i.e., "the wages of sin are death."[Rom. 6:23] Christians believe that salvation depends on the grace of God. Stagg writes that a fact assumed throughout the Bible
Bible
is that humanity is in, "serious trouble from which we need deliverance…. The fact of sin as the human predicament is implied in the mission of Jesus, and it is explicitly affirmed in that connection". By its nature, salvation must answer to the plight of humankind as it actually is. Each individual's plight as sinner is the result of a fatal choice involving the whole person in bondage, guilt, estrangement, and death. Therefore, salvation must be concerned with the total person. "It must offer redemption from bondage, forgiveness for guilt, reconciliation for estrangement, renewal for the marred image of God".[23] Mormonism[edit] Main article: Plan of salvation (Latter Day Saints) According to doctrine of the Latter Day Saint
Saint
movement, the plan of salvation is a plan that God
God
created to save, redeem, and exalt humankind. The elements of this plan are drawn from various sources, including the Bible,[24] Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, and numerous statements made by the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). The first appearance of the graphical representation of the plan of salvation is in the 1952 missionary manual entitled A Systematic Program for Teaching the Gospel.[25] Islam[edit] See also: Islam
Islam
and Jannah In Islam, salvation refers to the eventual entrance to heaven. Islam teaches that people who die disbelieving in God
God
do not receive salvation. It also teaches that non-Muslims who die believing in the God
God
but disbelieving in his message (Islam), are left to his will. Those who die believing in the One God
God
and his message (Islam) receive salvation.[26] Narrated Anas that Muhammad said,

Whoever said "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah" and has in his heart good (faith) equal to the weight of a barley grain will be taken out of Hell. And whoever said, "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah" and has in his heart good (faith) equal to the weight of a wheat grain will be taken out of Hell. And whoever said, "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah" and has in his heart good (faith) equal to the weight of an atom will be taken out of Hell. — Muhammad Sahih al-Bukhari, 1:2:43

Islam
Islam
teaches that all who enter into Islam
Islam
must remain so in order to receive salvation.

"If anyone desires a religion other than Islam
Islam
(submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost (all spiritual good)." — Quran, sura 3 (Al Imran), ayat 85

For those who have not been granted Islam
Islam
or to whom the message has not been brought;

Those who believe (in the Qur'an), those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Sabians and the Christians,- any who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness,- on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve." -[27]

Tawhid[edit] See also: Tawhid
Tawhid
and Shirk (Islam) Belief in the “One God”, also known as the Tawhid (التَوْحيدْ) in Arabic, consists of two parts (or principles):

Tawḥīdu r-Rubūbiyya ( تَوْحيدُ الرُبوبِيَّة): Believing in the attributes of God
God
and attributing them to no other but God. Such attributes include Creation, having no beginning, and having no end. These attributes are what make a God. Islam
Islam
also teaches 99 names for God, and each of these names defines one attribute. One breaks this principle, for example, by believing in an Idol as an intercessor to God. The idol, in this case, is thought of having powers that only God
God
should have, thereby breaking this part of Tawheed. No intercession is required to communicate with, or worship, God.[28] Tawḥīdu l-'ilūhiyya (تَوْحيدُ الإِلوهيَّة): Directing worship, prayer, or deed to God, and God
God
only. For example, worshiping an idol or any saint or prophet is also considered Shirk, though prophets and saints may be asked for guidance or to pray for them.

Sin
Sin
and repentance[edit] See also: Repentance
Repentance
in Islam
Islam
and Islamic views on sin Islam
Islam
also stresses that in order to gain salvation, one must also avoid sinning along with performing good deeds. Islam
Islam
acknowledges the inclination of humanity towards sin.[29][30] Therefore, Muslims are constantly commanded to seek God's forgiveness and repent. Islam teaches that no one can gain salvation simply by virtue of their belief or deeds, instead it is the Mercy of God, which merits them salvation.[31] However, this repentance must not be used to sin any further. Islam
Islam
teaches that God
God
is Merciful.

Allah accepts the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and repent soon afterwards; to them will Allah turn in mercy: For Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom. Of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do evil, until death faces one of them, and he says, "Now have I repented indeed;" nor of those who die rejecting Faith: for them have We prepared a punishment most grievous. — Qur'an, sura 4 (An-Nisa), ayat 17 [32]

Allah forgiveth not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgiveth anything else, to whom He pleaseth; to set up partners with Allah is to devise a sin Most heinous indeed. — Qur'an, sura 4 (An-Nisa), ayat 48 [33]

Islam
Islam
describes a true believer to have Love of God and Fear of God. Islam
Islam
also teaches that every person is responsible for their own sins. The Quran
Quran
states;

If ye reject (Allah), Truly Allah hath no need of you; but He liketh not ingratitude from His servants: if ye are grateful, He is pleased with you. No bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another. In the end, to your Lord is your Return, when He will tell you the truth of all that ye did (in this life). for He knoweth well all that is in (men's) hearts. — Qur'an, sura 39 (Az-Zumar), ayat 7 [34]

Al-Agharr al-Muzani, a companion of Mohammad, reported that Ibn 'Umar stated to him that Mohammad said,

O people, seek repentance from Allah. Verily, I seek repentance from Him a hundred times a day. — Prophet Mohammad Sahih Muslim, 35:6523

Sin
Sin
in Islam
Islam
is not a state, but an action (a bad deed); Islam
Islam
teaches that a child is born sinless, regardless of the belief of his parents, dies a Muslim; he enters heaven, and does not enter hell. Sahih al-Bukhari, 2:23:467

Narrated Aisha, that Mohammad said, "Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately, and receive good news because one's good deeds will not make him enter Paradise." They asked, "Even you, O Allah's Apostle?" He said, "Even I, unless and until Allah bestows His pardon and Mercy on me." Sahih al-Bukhari, 8:76:474

Five Pillars[edit] Main article: Five Pillars of Islam There are acts of worship that Islam
Islam
teaches to be mandatory. Islam
Islam
is built on five principles. Narrated Ibn 'Umar that Muhammad said,

Islam
Islam
is based on (the following) five (principles):

To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is Allah's Apostle. To offer the compulsory prayers dutifully and perfectly. To pay Zakat
Zakat
to poor and needy (i.e. obligatory charity of 2.5% annually of surplus wealth). To perform Hajj. (i.e. Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage
to Mecca) To observe fast during the month of Ramadhan. Sahih al-Bukhari, 1:2:7

Not performing the mandatory acts of worship may deprive Muslims of the chance of salvation.[35] Indian religions[edit] Main articles: Moksha
Moksha
and Nirvana Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism
Jainism
and Sikhism
Sikhism
share certain key concepts, which are interpreted differently by different groups and individuals.[36] In those religions one is not liberated from sin and its consequences, but from the saṃsāra (cycle of rebirth) perpetuated by passions and delusions and its resulting karma.[37] They differ however on the exact nature of this liberation.[37] Salvation
Salvation
is called moksha[37] or mukti which mean liberation and release respectively. This state and the conditions considered necessary for its realization is described in early texts of Indian religion such as the Upanishads
Upanishads
and the Pāli Canon, and later texts such the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
and the Vedanta
Vedanta
tradition.[38] Moksha
Moksha
can be attained by sādhanā, literally "means of accomplishing something".[39] It includes a variety of disciplines, such as yoga and meditation. Nirvana
Nirvana
is the profound peace of mind that is acquired with moksha (liberation). In Buddhism
Buddhism
and Jainism, it is the state of being free from suffering. In Hindu philosophy, it is union with the Brahman (Supreme Being). The word literally means "blown out" (as in a candle) and refers, in the Buddhist context, to the blowing out of the fires of desire, aversion, and delusion,[40][41] and the imperturbable stillness of mind acquired thereafter.[40] In Theravada Buddhism
Buddhism
the emphasis is on one's own liberation from samsara.[41] The Mahayana
Mahayana
traditions emphasize the bodhisattva path,[41] in which "each Buddha and Bodhisattva
Bodhisattva
is a redeemer", assisting the Buddhist in seeking to achieve the redemptive state.[42] The assistance rendered is a form of self-sacrifice on the part of the teachers, who would presumably be able to achieve total detachment from worldly concerns, but have instead chosen to remain engaged in the material world to the degree that this is necessary to assist others in achieving such detachment.[42] Jainism[edit] Main article: Moksha
Moksha
(Jainism) In Jainism, salvation, moksa and nirvana are one and the same.[43][44] When a soul (atman) achieves moksa, it is released from the cycle of births and deaths, and achieves its pure self. It then becomes a siddha (literally means one who has accomplished his ultimate objective). Attaining Moksa requires annihilation of all karmas, good and bad, because if karma is left, it must bear fruit. See also[edit]

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