What Do You Mean You Got Saved?

A Humorous, Yet Serious Look at the Doctrine of Salvation

by Robert Hogan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/9/2014

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 66
ISBN : 9781490832326

About the Book

Do you ever wonder if people know the meaning of the words they speak? When you hear someone say they saw a “bad ride,” do they mean they saw a broken-down vehicle? Maybe the roller coaster at the amusement park wasn’t operational. If you say your alarm is “going off,” is it making some audible alert to wake you, or is it having a temper tantrum? How do I really know what you mean? Many factors go into determining the meaning of words and phrases communicated to the listener. Knowing this, when I hear someone say they “got saved,” if I don’t know their understanding of the term, I have to wonder what they mean. Here I try to explore what people mean when they use this common phrase heard in the Baptist churches of the American South. It is a serious question with eternal consequences: “What do you mean you got saved?”

About the Author

Robert became a follower of Christ at a young age. Growing up in church, he often found himself the leader of impromptu Bible studies. In adulthood, he was frequently the marriage, child-rearing, relational and biblical doctrine counselor with coworkers and friends. He accepted the truth of God’s calling upon his life, knowing that God always equips those He calls. When asked in 2001 to become a church planter in the Tennessee Baptist Convention, the journey into the pastorate began. Bob has been a bivocational pastor of the church he planted for thirteen years. He has been married to the love of his life, Teketa, for thirty-two years. He resides in eastern Tennessee. They have two grown sons, Andrew and Ethan. He has a B Min degree from the Southern Baptist School for Biblical Studies.