What is Salvation?

What is salvation? This is topic of discussion in this video.

The usual meaning of salvation is, deliverance and protection from danger or suffering. The word signifies victory, health or preservation.

Bible uses the term to denote spiritual salvation from sin as well as the physical deliverance.

There are more than one Hebrew word used in the Old Testament to signify salvation.

The most frequent Hebrew word is yasa. It means to save, help in distress, rescue, deliver and to set free. The word is often uses in the Old Testament to mean the physical or material deliverance.

Salvation in the New Testament also include material preservation, health, well-being, and healing.

The word in Christian theology more often speaks of the spiritual deliverance.

Salvation is the overriding theme of the entire Bible. It is a historical reality. It has a past, present and future. Salvation is a process with a beginning and an end.

New Testament Message

Let me pose a question: what is the true New Testament Message? Or what is the New Covenant message to us?
Please note that we are not thinking what the New Covenant is, but simply what is the New Testament message, and how it is different from the Old covenant message.

Surely the New Testament message was spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ to all humans, in all nations and in all ages. It is an ageless, timeless message without any barrier of race and nations.
At the same time, we know that Jesus, primarily talked to the Jews living in Judea. Jesus lived and served as a Jewish rabbi, talking in their language, in a different culture and religious background.
That was God’s perfect plan. We read in Romans 1: 16 : “… it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” (NKJV)