What Does It Mean to Be Saved? Some people think that salvation is merely about meeting the minimal entrance requirements needed to get into heaven when they die. But that’s not how Jesus talked about it. Rightly understood, salvation is an invitation to know God and to experience His presence, favor, and power starting right here on earth. In How Do I Know if I’m Really Saved, bestselling author John Ortberg: Dispels the myth that eternal life is something we can only hope to experience after we die, Recaptures the New Testament definition of salvation, eternal life, and the Good News of the Gospel, and Explains what it really means to be a disciple. So what does it mean to be saved? Let’s find out!