"It wasn't a potential atonement actuated by the sinner, it was an actual atonement initiated by the savior."

John MacArthur

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Saved from what?

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As a believer, if we were asked “what are you save from” most would respond “I’m saved from hell” or “saved from Satan” or even “saved from sin.”

In other words, salvation is like a divine fire insurance policy.


And although some of that may be true, from what are we really saved?


Certainly, God is love?

1 John 3:10 even states that “God so loved the world…” True, and to prove it, He sent His son Jesus Christ to save those who believe.

But He is also just. We tend to downplay that part.


Those who reject, He judges.

In Psalm 81:11-12, he confirms this judgment “My people did not listen to my voice…so I released them over to the stubbornness of their heart, that they would walk in their own devices.He states the same outcome in the New Testament in Romans 1:21-24 “for even though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God…therefore God gave them over...”

The terminal result is in Romans 2:2 “…the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who practice such things.”


From what are you saved?

Romans 4:9 clarifies it, we are saved “from the wrath of God…


Yes God is love. He is also just.

We are saved,

saved from God;

saved from the wrath of God;

saved from the wrath of an angry God.