Salvation means being saved by God from the wrath of God.
God is perfectly righteous; He created us to be in relationship with Him. But because God is holy, He has no fellowship with sin.
When Adam and Eve sinned, they were separated from God. Death was introduced.
Since Adam and Eve, all people have been born, and continue to be born, with sin natures, separated from God, deserving His wrath. So, God put into place a plan to save humanity from His wrath. From Genesis to Revelation, this plan, the Gospel, has been clearly communicated in God’s Word, the Bible.
One of the best biblical descriptions of the Gospel is found in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4: “…that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” 1 Corinthians 15:2 says this is the Gospel, “by which you are saved.”
You experience salvation when the Holy Spirit convicts you that you are a sinner in need of a Savior, you believe that Jesus is that Savior, you confess that belief and you “repent,” or “turn from” sin.
The Bible says, “if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).
When this happens, you then receive peace with God the Father, instead of His wrath, because of what God the Son did by dying in your place. You receive life eternal in relationship with the God who created you.