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Episode 248: Christianity 101, Part Six--What Does 'Saved' Mean?

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The message "Jesus saves" is all over the place, from bumper stickers to billoards, to neon sign at store-front churches.  It's even there in Jesus' name, which means "God saves."  Countless people have been told by televangelists and celebrity preachers to "accept Jesus as your Savior," too--but what do we think that means? What does it mean to say someone is "saved"--and is it a past tense event, a present moment in our lives now, or a future reality?  Or somehow all three?  Do I have to be able to point to a moment in my lifetime when I chose something or asked for something from Jesus, or is my salvation accomplished already by Jesus at the cross?  And what am I supposed to do with this salvation once I think I have it?  All of a sudden it becomes obvious that church folk throw words like "salvation" around without necessarily being clear on what we mean by them.  So in our ongoing series, "Christianity 101," pastors Sarah, Erica, and Steve look at this question, and you're invited to join the conversation.  Check it out, here on this week's Crazy Faith Talk!

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