The removal of sin’s penalty by the offering of a gift.  Because of sin all humanity is under the penalty of death, but through Christ’s perfect sacrifice and our acceptance in faith we are saved (Rom 3:25; 1 Jn 2:2, 4:10). There is no service, sacrifice or gift that we humans can offer that will satisfy His perfect justice except what Jesus did on our behalf. That is why He is the only way to the Father (Jn 14:6; Act 4:12; Heb 2:17).

See also: salvation.