Saved from what?

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

Romans 1:16-17


In the book of Romans, the apostle Paul lays out his most extended explanation of the gospel, and at the heart of the gospel is the good news that we are saved. But have you ever thought, what am I saved from exactly? Or, why do I need to be saved anyway?