Monday, January 9, 2017



[9] ...if you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and truly believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (rescued:  from God's wrath to come - 1 Th. 1:10; from the penalty of your sins - Rom. 6:23; to become an adopted child of God - Rom. 8:15) .

[10] For with the heart man believes God's Word, and his faith is counted as righteous (Rom. 3:22; 4:3; Gal. 3:6; Phil. 3:9; Heb. 11:7); and with the mouth, our declaration of faith in Christ is evidence that Christ saved us (1 Cor. 12:3; 1 Jn. 4:2-3).

[11] For the Scripture says, Whosoever believes in Jesus shall not be ashamed (Mt. 10:33).

[12] For, to God, there is no difference between the Jew and the Gentile (Acts 10:34; Gal. 3:28; Col. 3:11):  for the same Lord will reward all who call upon Him.

[13] For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Isa. 12:4; Acts 4:12; 1 Cor. 1:2).

[14] How then shall they call on Him in Whom they have not believed?  And how shall they believe in Him of Whom they have not heard?  And how shall they hear unless some believer shares the Gospel (Acts 1:8; Rom. 1:16; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; Rev. 11:3-12).

[15] And with whom shall they share their faith, unless the Spirit guide them (Jn. 16:13; Acts 1:8)?  As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who share the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things (Isa. 52:7; Acts 8:25)!

[16] But some are not willing to obey the Gospel (2 Th. 1:8; 1 Pet. 4:17).  For Isaiah said, Lord, who has believed our testimony (Isa. 53:1; Jn. 12:38)?

[17] So then faith, which results in salvation, comes by hearing the Word of God, especially the Gospel which declares that Jesus died for your sins, that He was buried, and that God raised Him from the dead, all according to what the prophets wrote concerning Jesus, and that He now reigns as KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS from His throne on high (Lk. 24:26-27; Rom. 1:16; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; Heb. 8:1; Rev. 19:16)!

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