1. The act of saving; preservation or deliverance from destruction, danger, or great calamity.
2. Theol. The redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him of everlasting happiness.
To earn salvation for the sons of men. --Milton.
Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation. --2. Cor. vii. 10.
3. Saving power; that which saves.
Fear ye not; stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will show to you to-day. --Ex. xiv. 13.
Salvation Army, an organization for prosecuting the work of Christian evangelization, especially among the degraded populations of cities. It is virtually a new sect founded in London in 1861 by William Booth. The evangelists, male and female, have military titles according to rank, that of the chief being “General.” They wear a uniform, and in their phraseology and mode of work adopt a quasi military style.
n 1: (Christianity) the act of delivering from sin or saving from
evil [syn: redemption]
2: a means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness; "tourism
was their economic salvation"; "they turned to
individualism as their salvation"
3: the state of being saved or preserved from harm
4: saving someone or something from harm of from an unpleasant
situation; "the salvation of his party was the president's
This word is used of the deliverance of the Israelites from the
Egyptians (Ex. 14:13), and of deliverance generally from evil or
danger. In the New Testament it is specially used with reference
to the great deliverance from the guilt and the pollution of sin
wrought out by Jesus Christ, "the great salvation" (Heb. 2:3).
(See REDEMPTION; REGENERATION.)