|What is Salvation?
Salvation is to know the real (and not just about being saved from sin)
(paraphrased from as speech by Pope Benedict)
... to be saved is to know the real. That certainly includes the drama of our sins and their consequences and our redemption from them—but it is so much broader. Usually we restrict Christianity to only that drama: salvation is just salvation from hell. But salvation is fundamentally the heart’s recognition of the real; therefore, it is part of the drama of creation, independently of how it is shaped by the power of sin.