In short, we are saved from the wrath of God against sin to adoption as children of God through the one true son of God, Jesus Christ, who is the propitiation and atonement for our sins. The reformed belief is that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone for the glory of God alone. Yet, there is more to salvation than this. As Calvin writes: “we are saved by faith alone, but that faith is not alone”. James 4 reminds us that “faith without works is dead” so that no one can show faith apart from works. This is because, as Paul writes, “we were created in Christ Jesus for good works”, “predestined to be conformed into his image.”

Furthermore, all the powers of sin, death, and darkness have been nailed to the cross, and condemned through the flesh of Jesus so that we are no longer slaves to sin, living under the dominion of Satan and darkness, but having nailed these powers to the cross we are now “transferred into the kingdom of the son.”