Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wonderful Words

Rom. 10:9-13 ...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 whom 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.

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

1 comment:

  1. I've always been struck by how this passage seems to require a bodily "work" to express the fullness of salvation. Not that I believe it's teaching that a silent confession isn't sufficient, but if we truly love Jesus, then we can't help ourselves from talking about it. Similarly, if we love our wives and children, we HAVE to tell them about it.

    Belief in God and love of Jesus can't just be cerebral and intellectual.

    Matt. 12:36-37 are some sobering words on the importance of guarding our words! I wish I would remember that verse more often ...