What does it mean to be saved?

What does it mean to be saved?

Jul 19, 2021

I recently realized a few words that I've heard for a long time and have used in my own vocabulary but have had a hard time actually defining them. There's a quote attributed to Albert Einstein that says, "If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don't understand it yourself."

In addition to being a pastor, I'm also an IT Sales Director. One evening, I told my wife about my day and a conversation I had with the CISO of one of my clients. After a bit, she stopped me to ask what a CISO is. I work with many large corporations, and we frequently talk about various titles in the organization like CISO, CIO, CEO, etc. I didn't think anything about using this jargon with my wife, assuming she knew what a CISO was instead of specifying that I was referring to the Chief Information Security Officer.

When it comes to church, we tend to use church jargon (or Christianese) and assume everyone knows and understands what we're referring to. There are terms like baptism, Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost), tithing, benevolence, giving your life to Jesus, the Gospel, etc.

In the latest episode of the podcast, I break down what it means to be saved. Do we need to be saved? What are we saved from? What are we saved to?

Let me know what you think. What is some more Christian jargon that you'd like me to talk about in a future episode?


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