Friday, October 25, 2013


"But what saith it?  The Word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the Word of faith, which we preach; 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 salvation.  For the Scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him.  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Rom. 10:8-13). 

While the name "Jesus" does not appear in the Old Testament, it does appear in 942 verses in the New Testament!  In fact, the complete phrase "the Lord Jesus Christ" appears in twenty-three verses:
(Acts 11:17; 15:11; 16:31; 28:31; Rom. 1:7; 13:4; 1 Cor. 1:3; 16:22; 2 Cor. 13:14; Eph. 1:2; 6:23; Phil. 3:20; Col. 1:2; 1 Thes. 1:1; 2 Thes. 1:1, 2, 12; 1 Tim. 5:21; 2 Tim. 4:22; Tts. 1:4; Phile. 1:3; and Jam. 1:1)!

To me, it is ironic that the word "Saviour" (Savior) appears only thirty-nine times in the entire Bible:  thirteen times in the Old Testament, and twenty-six times in the New Testament, and yet, churches declare that one is saved by calling Jesus his Savior.  The word "LORD," one the other hand, appears in 6,011 verses in the Old Testament, while the word "Lord" appears in 657 verses in the New Testament.

The Bible is clear that the Father raised His only begotten Son from the grave, for the purpose of ruling.  Paul wrote, "For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that He might be Lord both of the dead and living" (Rom. 14:9).  In another place, Paul wrote, "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" (Phil. 2:10-11).

When we accept Jesus as our Lord, we are saved by our Savior!  


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