Scripture and salvation -- from a Christian point of view, both are gifts from God. yet they are not of equal import. For Christianity salvation is fundamental: it is the goal of life, indeed it is life eternal. Scripture, on the other hand, is instrumental: it leads one to salvation. As the Christian scriptures themselves put it: "... the sacred writings ... are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus" (2 Tim 3:15b).
"Saved by the Word: The Christian Understanding of the Relationship Between Scripture and Salvation,"
Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies:
Vol. 9, Article 8.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7825/2164-6279.1130