Friday, January 3, 2014

Romans 10:9 Confess Jesus is Lord and You're Saved? Why Grace? Jesus' Death In Vain?

Romans 10 (KJV)
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.

Paul was speaking to the church in Rome (Christians) already saved.  Not to the unsaved. Epistle [letter] to the Romans. 

The book of Romans is the Apostle Paul's masterpiece, a carefully constructed summary of Christian theology. Romans explains God's plan of salvation by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ. Divinely inspired, Paul passed on truths that are followed by believers to this day.

Paul is aware that there is some conflict between Gentile and Jewish Christians in the Roman church, and he addressed those concerns (chapters thirteen and the first half of fourteen). While the Roman church was presumably founded by Jewish Christians, the exile of Jews from Rome in AD 49 by Claudius resulted in Gentile Christians taking leadership positions. ~ Karmen


Believe? What is does not mean is to ignore, neglect and refuse to follow the Word of God (The Bible)

What does it mean to believe? Be certain of, be convinced of, fall for, give credence to, have faith in, have no doubt, presume true, swear by, take as gospel, take it, comprehend, conceive, digest, know, perceive, declare, defend, profess, expect, grasp, judge, conclude, credit, lean on, trust 

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.

AND THEN NOT PRACTICE CHRISTIANITY? What does it mean to have Jesus, Lord your life?

The scripture that is used by so many who believe that they are saved just by confession take this same scripture out of context.  Just what Satan wants.  The Master of Deception.  People are deceived if they believe that this is all it takes. 

Paul was speaking to Christians.  Jesus' death would be in vain if this was meant for non-believers (those not baptized).  If all we had to do was this, Who would go to Hell? Why would Jesus have to die on the cross?  What's the reason for mercy and grace?

Disbelief: ABANDON
Disregard, Freedom, Impulse, Recklessness, Thoughtlessness, Unrestraint, Wildness, 
Does not sound like fruits of the spirit to me.

Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

A Believer must not behave as Galatians 5:19-21
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness (Given to or expressing lust) ,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance (conflict), emulations (deceit), wrath, strife, seditions (rebellion to those in authority), heresies (dissension),
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings (excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures) and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Disbelief = REJECT:dismiss as inadequate, inappropriate, or not to one's taste.

Mark 7 (KJV)

1 Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.
2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.
3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
4 And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.
5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?

6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

Luke 7 (KJV)
30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.

John 12 (KJV)
46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak

Disbelief = DISPUTE, bickering, brawl, conflict, discord, feud, quarreling, dissension, uproar,

A Believer must not behave as Galatians 5:19-21
All the above are works of the flesh.

Galatians 2 (KJV)
21 I do not frustrate (block) the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. 


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