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    Romans 10:9

    "if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9)

    What exactly does that mean?

    Paul Washer explains:

    Posted by John Samson on September 7, 2011 02:03 PM

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    Wow.. love it!

    "if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9)

    What exactly does that mean?

    It means what you do as a result of the new birth not what you can do prior to regeneration. Non-Christians are not into confessing that Jesus Christ is LORD prior to having their heads cut off unless of course God's grants them mercy at the last moment.

    It means “The more vile we are in our own eyes, the more precious Christ will be to us!”

    That’s what I think.

    Amen Brother! Jesus Christ is Lord I'm doing my thesis at Urshan Graduate School of Theology on this verse meaning. This is outstanding! Praise the Lord!

    I just had my comment deleted! What was wrong with what I said? Is it because I said Washer was legalistic or that the video was hogwash?

    Real nice place for an open discussion of ideas....not!

    I know this is crazy but I think it means that If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart the God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

    Nothing more nothing less!

    Kelark,

    If you believe the verse for exactly what is says, then how do you hold that verse up against Phil. 2:12 where Paul says to work out our salvation with fear and trembling? Why the need to work it out if its something we get once we pray a "sinners prayer"?

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