Ephesians chapter 2 clearly sets out the basic gospel of salvation. For this to be the case it has to be good news because “gospel” means good news. Salvation in the chapter has several elements. For salvation to take place it requires someone to be saved and something to be saved from. Someone has to do the saving. Salvation in the New Testament is not simply a matter of being saved from, it is also a case of being saved to. Behind the story of salvation lies the compelling reason for salvation to be taking place. Before the good news however comes the bad news.