The book of Romans is the soul winners favorite book because it contains so much information on Jesus and salvation. Lets look at today’s bible verse in context:
5 For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on law shall live by that righteousness. 6 But the righteousness based on faith speaks as follows: “DO NOT SAY IN YOUR HEART, ‘WHO WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN?’ (that is, to bring Christ down), 7 or ‘WHO WILL DESCEND INTO THE ABYSS?’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).” 8 But what does it say? “THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, 9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; 13 for “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.”
That short little paragraph contains the entire method of salvation. What is that method?
- Confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord
- Believe in you heart that God raised Him (Jesus) from the dead
And it continues in verse 13, “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Verse 13 is a promise of salvation. It is a guarantee that if you call on the name of Jesus, you will be saved, no if, and’s or but’s about it. I would like to invite you today to call upon the name of the Lord, to confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord (that means go out and tell somebody), and believe that God really did raise Jesus from the dead and I guarantee that Jesus will not turn you away, you will be saved. Now have faith in God that He keeps His word. Don’t let the devil play with your mind.