A-Z: General definitions: Saviour


One who saves, or brings salvation ' in the New Testament, Christ is the saviour of the world. Christians believe Jesus Christ offers deliverance from sin to all humankind. The term is used in the Old Testament to refer to God who rescued the Israelites from captivity and exile.


Latin: salvator, 'redeemer', 'deliverer'.

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