Saviour [Delivers from Sin]

“Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.” (1 John 4:14)

Origins: From the Hebrew word moshia (from yasha “to save”) and the Greek word soter. The Greeks used the word to describe their gods, philosophers, and politicians

Meaning: Used of a person who saves or delivers

Usage: Jesus Christ’s main purpose in coming to the world was to provide salvation for those who put their trust in Him. Jesus saves us from the righteous wrath of God the Father upon all who have sinned against him. Sin is breaking the law of God (1 John 3:4), and the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23) and separation from God (Isaiah 59:2). Therefore, Jesus is the Saviour who saves us from eternal damnation and delivers us into safety.


Jesus saved us from the penalty of sin when He died for us on the cross as our substitute.

Jesus is saving us from the power of sin in the process called sanctification. We are progressively being made into the likeness of Christ as we put off sinful thoughts, words, and deeds through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus will save us from the presence of sin when He returns to take us home with Himself and we receive our glorified bodies when He makes a new heaven and earth.