For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
Only somebody who is in dire need, needs a saviour. Whoever has recognizes his neediness - something that is not always the case in everyday life - will gladly and gratefully accept help.
If the statements about as the Saviour appear pale and strange, it could be because of a false assessment of ones own situation, a misconception about the condition of need.