Salvation is a pretty important topic for anyone who believes a supreme
being created the heavens and earth and that it didn't all just appear as a
result of a 'Big Bang' somewhere in outer space and then 'evolve' through
some mysterious 'survival of the fittest' natural selection mutation process
over the following millenniums (i.e. dumb luck and chance). If you don't
believe in Intelligent Design (ID) then please click along to something that
may interest you. If, however, you are here because you are concerned about
whether or not you are 'saved', read on.
Although many brands of Christianity teach various ways to 'get saved' I
believe the operative verse in scripture that speaks most clearly on this
subject is Romans 10:9 & 10:
"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. For with the heart man
believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto
"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."
That is pretty simple, actually, but if you
don't know who the Lord Jesus is you'll have to become familiar enough with
him to reach a point in your understanding and thinking where you can make a
considered decision to confess him as Lord. There's plenty to read to help
you get to know him, starting of course with the Bible, but here's a link
that will get you started in this regard:
Who is Jesus Christ?
You'll notice that when you comply with verse
10 above you are NOT confessing your sins as some people would have you do.
You are instead confessing our savior from sin, the Lord Jesus Christ. Isn't
that refreshing and delivering? We have all sinned and come short of the
glory of God so we need a savior from sin, a perfect sacrifice to God for
all of our sins.
No, confessing Jesus as Lord does NOT mean you
are confessing him as God. Jesus is not God, he's the only begotten son of
God - just like it says in the Bible.
Click here to see why the words Lord and God are not synonymous.
Okay, so what is salvation anyway?
Click here to learn more about it.
Once you're saved can you lose your salvation?
No - absolutely not!
Click here for 25 reasons why salvation is permanent for Christians:
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