Romans 10:9-10 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
In all of scripture there is no promise that is as powerful as this. There is no other promise that can put wings to flight like this verse can. This piece of scripture summarizes all that Christ accomplished on the cross, and it gives the opportunity to all who are lost to become partakers in His redemptive sacrifice. Here laid out in the simplest of terms for even the most unlearned or ignorant, confused or bewildered individuals is God’s simple plan to save mankind. Believe on Him; believe what the scriptures say about Him, speak it out loud openly confessing that you believe in your heart of hearts that what the Word says is true, and He becomes your King, your Lord, and your Savior. The Christ of glory comes down into you and writes your name in the Lambs Book of Life. There is nothing in all of creation more powerful and glorious as this.
This is God’s promise to you. It is personal. It is explained. It is simple and easy to follow . . . How can there be any questions.
If we confess faith in Jesus as the Lord and Savior, and really believe in our heart that God had raised him from the dead, we show that we have accepted the atonement for our sins. We will be saved by the righteousness of Christ, imputed to us by our faith. In doing so we devote and give up to God all we are; our souls in believing with the heart, and our bodies in our flesh and by our spirit in faith confessing with our mouths, that we believe that He indeed is Lord.
We are then partakers of His sacrifice on the Cross of which we shall never be ashamed before God; and in Him we will show His glory before men. We have accepted the unconditional promise of God through His Son Jesus. There are no strings attached, no hidden agendas. He died, we believe who He was and who He is, and we confess Him verbally. We set our heart toward Him and the covenant in His blood that redeemed us from sin, and acknowledge Him as He has acknowledged us.
- Am I Saved by Grace? Part two (ptl2010.com)
- It Is Finished (pilgrimpassing.com)
- How to Be Saved (faithbibleministries.wordpress.com)
- My Life Was Changed Twenty-Five Years Ago Today (paulstohler.com)