A person is saved (in the spirit) once he/she believes with the heart and confesses with the mouth that Jesus is Lord. (Romans 10:9; Acts 16:31). First, you are to believe (in your heart) that all have sinned by falling short of God’s standard of glory, including yourself. Then you must believe that God the Father has appointed Jesus as the only way to be restored to that glory – Acts 2:36. Second, you confess (acknowledge in words) Jesus as Lord (Father, Master, Ruler, Boss, Supreme Authority). From that moment, you come under His care (become one of His Family, Household, Kingdom, Company, Sovereign Domain), so that you may be saved from God’s wrath (punishment, judgment, or discipline).
When we do these two things, we receive justification (Jesus’ imputed righteousness), resulting in our being considered sinless in God’s sight, and the record of our past sins are deleted. This is the free gift of God to all men, available through the Lord Jesus Christ, and only requires our asking.
But the righteousness which is of faith speaks thus, Say not in your heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what says it? The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture says, Whosoever believes 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 (richly blesses) all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:6-13.
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