Saved by grace? Yes, but who or what are we saved from/for?
With H/T to Bryden Black, read this fascinating and provocative post on salvation.
It is about the book, The God Who Saves: A Dogmatic Sketch by David W. Congdon.
I sometimes think that the notion of "being saved" in today's world is increasingly difficult to explain (since many people have no sense of fear of God, of judgment or of damnation, nor is there a sense of being a slave to sin). So I like the idea of being saved from oneself. The idea that we are our own worst enemies is not lost in a world of personal failures and shortcomings.