There is an OPEN INVITATION for everyone to avoid sin’s penalty and be saved.
Romans 10:13, For whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Salvation is for EVERYONE, but NOT EVERYONE is saved. Why is that? Many people agree with these truths without ever making a decision to trust Christ for salvation.
Confessing Jesus Christ with your mouth means to say the same thing the Bible says about Him: that He died for your sins, was buried, and rose again. But in your heart is where this belief should originate. The real issue is not the act of prayer, but BELIEF (FAITH) in the heart… Faith and believing are very similar. BELIEVING is the ACTION form of FAITH.
COMMON FAITH is simply an acknowledgement of God. Someone may understand and even agree with the three truths about salvation. But the Bible word “BELIEVE” means more than that… “You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder.” (James 2:19) SAVING FAITH is placing your confidence in Jesus Christ for salvation. It is trusting Jesus to save you from sin. There is an open invitation for everyone to avoid sin’s penalty and be saved.
“… the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on Him. For, “Everyone who calls on THE NAME of the Lord SHALL BE SAVED.”” (Romans 10:12–13)
God’s Plan of Salvation requires you to make a PERSONAL DECISION TO BELIEVE. “The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart” (that is, the word of FAITH that we proclaim); because if YOU CONFESS with your lips that JESUS IS LORD AND BELIEVE in your heart that God raised him from the dead, YOU WILL BE SAVED. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.” (Romans 10:8–10).
Those who refuse to trust in Jesus are still condemned.
““Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in Him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” (John 3:17–18)
Those who believe in Jesus are no longer under the condemnation of sin. “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.” (Rom 8:1–2)
You could make this decision today, and express it by praying this to God:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I know I deserve the punishment of Hell. But I also know that You paid my penalty when You died for me and rose again. The best I know how, I’m asking You to save me from sin and Hell. I am placing my trust in You alone to forgive my sins, credit Your righteousness to my account, and give me eternal life. Thank You for saving me. Amen.
If you trusted Jesus as your Savior, God just gave you eternal life!
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“The Word was in the world, and the world was made by Him, but the world did not know Him. He came to the world that was His own, but his own people did not accept Him. But to ALL who accept Him and believe in Him He gave the right to become children of God. They did not become HIS children in any human way—by any human parents or human desire. They were Born of God.” (John 1:10–13)