Salvation Is A Setup

Rom. 10:9 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.

 

  • Simple
  • Effective
  • Filled with truth

 

It’s simple. To come to Jesus, when you are ready, confess Him Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead and you will be saved.

 

Does that sound too easy?

 

      It is easy.

The God that created the universe set forth a plan to bring us back into relationship with him.

 

You could say the reason it’s so easy to come to Jesus is that God set up your whole life just for this reason.

 

It’s a setup. That’s why it’s so easy. It’s simple; He’s laid out everything necessary for you, your only job is to make that choice.

 

He wants more than anything to have you back;

 

The cool thing is, He’s had all eternity to think about how He can get you back, and He actually has the power to put you in the right place at the right time.

 

What is Paul saying, really?

 

Paul is talking about the righteousness that is by faith, not by works; He is saying we no longer strive to live by the law, but by faith.

 

He’s reminding the mostly Jewish crowd, that simply following the rabbinical laws won’t get you to heaven. Doing righteous deeds won’t reconcile you to God.

 

He’s reminding the Gentiles, us, that we can do good deeds, we can try and be “good” people, but no matter how good we think we are, we are still not righteous.

 

Paul explains in the following verses that: Rom. 10:10-13 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile- the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

 

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~ by Graham Pointer on May 16, 2012.

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