Yes saved can mean preservation from peril. The word saved for the church is different than the other saints. The church is saved from Gods wrath. And the church is sealed with the Holy Spirit as a guarantee of our hope for eternal life with Jesus.I believe that we are saved by grace alone, thru faith alone in Christ alone plus nothing else. I believe this applies not just in the age of grace, but in the OT, and will in the Tribulation. No person has or ever will live up to the standards required for salvation because our righteousness is a filthy rags. (Isiah 64:6). Anything we do or don't do will never or can ever save us because we would have to be perfect, cradle to grave. It is only the imputed righteousness of Christ alone that saves us because His is perfect because his death and resurrection for our sins is the only thing that can ever save us. (Rom 4:24-25; 2 Cor 5:21). Furthermore, if those in OT and Tribulation rely in any way on their works or goodness they would never be saved no matter how good they are. (Acts15:8-11) The gospel condition for salvation remains the same for all ages (1 Cor 15:1-4). There are forms of the gospel that are presented in the Bible like in Rev 14, but that does not change the only gospel by which we are saved; Christ's death for our sins, his burial, and his being raised from the dead.
Simply because the word "saved" is used in the Bible like in Matt 24, does not necessarily mean it is referring to justification unto eternal life. It can mean salvation in terms of safety and preservation from peril.
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.
He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
2 Corinthians 1:22