Soteriology is derived from the two Greek words (soteria) meaning salvation and (logos) meaning “word.”  Soteriology, then, is the science of salvation.  Salvation is not only an “A-Okay” from God.  It involves not only the forgiveness of sins, but the power over them.  Soteriology studies God’s historical redemption and deliverance of all faithful believers from the bondage of sin and death and affliction, to the promise of an eternal life with God in His holy love, through His Son Jesus Christ.