Salvation: what does it mean?
By confessing with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and by believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you are saved. Believing with your heart leads to righteousness, and confessing with your mouth leads to salvation (Romans 10:9-10). To receive salvation means that you have been delivered from the penalty of sin. Through this perfect work of God in Christ, you are declared permanently saved and safe forever (John 5:24; 10:28, 29; Rom. 8:1, 37-39; 1 Pet. 1:3-5). Upon the return of Jesus Christ, all believers will live for eternity in heaven with Him.