Jesus died for our salvation means:


#1

All these are some of the reasons Jesus died and rose for our salvation. I want to know what it the primary meaning of salvation. What is the first meaning that you think of when you think of salvation.
Jesus died for our salvation primarily means that:

  1. Jesus died to atone for our sins, so we could go to heaven when we die.

  2. Jesus died to reconcile man back to God.

  3. Jesus died so that those who put their faith in Him will have assurance of going to heaven when they die.


#2

in an abstract collective meaning 1 and 2 work.


#3

To open the gates of heaven so that those found acceptable to the Father at judgment might enter heaven.

  1. Jesus died to reconcile man back to God.

Yes, as well, but not automatically and not for everyone - witness those who left Him in John 6 for example, or the Pharisees.

  1. Jesus died so that those who put their faith in Him will have assurance of going to heaven when they die.

This is a stretch. The only assurance is from God - that if we keep Christ’s commandments, we are assured His mercy. Several caveats apply: Faith cannot be private, since we are called to spread the Gospel. Salvation can be lost, as in the case of Judas, through wilfull disobedience of God, or denial of Him. Also, we must struggle toward the narrow gate. That takes work, for faith without works is dead.


#4

I’ll say all 3


#5

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