Salvation, biblically speaking, is when God forgives a person of his/her sins and saves him from damnation - which is the righteous judgment upon all who have broken his Law (i.e., do not lie, do not steal). This judgment consists of God condemning the sinner to eternal punishment in hell (Matt. 25:46). This is the destination of all who reject God's provision for the forgiveness of sins. Being saved from this judgment is only accomplished through faith in Jesus as Savior who is God in the flesh (John 1:1,14; Col. 2:9). He died on the cross for sins (1 Pet. 2:24; 1 Cor. 15:1-4). If you want salvation, you need to trust in what Jesus did on the cross, receive him (John 1:12) and turn from your sins (Acts 3:19). Only then can you have eternal life and be with God (Eph. 2:8-9) (Slick, carm.org emphasis added).Justice, biblically speaking, God is merciful, but we must remember that He is also just and therefore must punish for sin. Because of our sinfulness, we deserve eternal death, and justice would and should be eternal separation from Father - eternal damnation (spiritual death). In the grace of God, justice fell upon His Son so that mercy would fall upon us (Deut. 32:4, carm.org).Mercy, biblically speaking, is Father not administering instantaneous justice (condemning) but providing a means of atonement. God saved us according to His mercy (Titus 3:5-7).Atonement, biblically speaking, is to remove the guilt (sin) of man. Man is a sinner and cannot atone for himself. The Father sent Christ Jesus to die in our place for our sins. Because of the atonement, our fellowship with God is restored. Atonement, i.e., the reestablishment of the original relationship between God and man, is only possible by faith! *imperative - The atonement is received only by faith.Faith, biblically speaking, "...is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Heb. 11:1, KJV). Without faith, it is impossible to please Father. Unfortunately, faith is not an immediate occurrence. As faith is synonymous with trust and or confidence one must expect it to take time to become deep-rooted in us. We are human and therefore suspicious by nature. We do have a Spiritual seed within us, but the seed must be cultivated by our own choice.Hope, biblically speaking, represents to most something which is very uncertain. Rather than use the word hope, we prefer faith, grace, believing, gift, trust, confidence, and words similar to those. It is fascinating to me how a word can have so much power over us! We MUST HAVE (develop) HOPE (faith) or we have NOTHING and NO CHANCE of having a PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with our heavenly Father.