Acts 26:17-18 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
I will rescue you from the people and from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you, to open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.
Two big words you will hear as you grow older are salvation and sanctification. To understand the difference between these two words will help you discern the difference between your religion and your relationship with Christ.
- Salvation is receiving forgiveness of your sin by accepting Christ as your Lord and Savior. Because salvation is a gift from Christ you can accept it but there is nothing you can do to get it.
- Sanctification is the process you go through when you yield your life to Christ acknowledging that it is no longer yours to do with what you want but submit to God and live your life how He wants you to live it.
In your own words write down what it means to be saved and how you know that you are saved:
adapted from My Utmost for His Highest