Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Comments on Romans 10:9, 10

Romans 10:9, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Romans 10:10, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Through the scriptures we are told how to be saved and have the privilege of being able to go to heaven. It is believed by many that this is a hard task to perform. The apostle Paul explains it clearly here in Romans 10:9, “...confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead.” Then Paul makes a statement, "Thou Shalt Be Saved.” You may want to know saved from what? I will start with saved from your sin, saved from Hell, saved from death, saved from God's wrath, etc.
The apostle Paul analyzes the statement from verse 9 in Romans 10:10, “With the heart people believe unto righteousness.” One could say that they believe and become righteous. By believing, God puts Jesus' righteousness onto us.
With the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Confessing with the mouth is a verbal act, or a form of communication, acting upon ones belief. Again, as described in verse 9, confessing that Jesus is, or confessing your sin to Jesus, is a verbal acknowledgement of Jesus unto salvation.
I will end with Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

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