Q: #346. What is "soteriology?
By: Steve Shirley
A: "Soteriology" (Gr: "soteria" = "salvation" and "logos" = "word") is simply the study of the doctrine of salvation. (The Greek word "Soter" means "Savior.") This includes all aspects of salvation, including topics we have addressed previously such as:
What is faith?
The importance of the resurrection.
Why has God required blood to be shed to pay for sins?
What is justification?
Do you have to pray a "sinner's prayer" to be saved?
Is baptism needed for salvation?
And many more...
The subject of salvation is a crucial one. Christianity is the ONLY religion in the world that bases salvation TOTALLY on the finished work of Jesus Christ, and not on any "works" that we can do. This is what the Gospel is all about, the "good news" of Christ.