Confession of Faith
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has 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 – Roman 10:9-10
Faith is something we can’t see, but in order for faith to have action, we must believe. After believing, we must allow Jesus to become Lord of our life. Many have accepted salvation, but haven’t allowed Jesus to be Lord.
One is not saved only by his mouth’s confession, but rather the mouth testifies readily of the grace of God in Christ which has been received by faith. No one can tell us if we’re saved. It has to be an inner witness that we have received salvation. It’s something about true salvation, the individual will know that he or she is saved because their spirit has been born of the Spirit of God, and they will know and feel the change. Jesus is ready to save anyone who welcomes Him into their heart, He’s the only one that can change the heart (Behold, I stand at the door and knock, if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me – Revelation 3:20).
Many have received salvation, but haven’t been born of the Spirit of God. When trouble comes, they will lay down their religion and pick up the world’s way of handling different matters. When the Spirit of God enters our spirit, He does a spiritual change in our desires. We no longer desire the things the world has to offer, but we have a hunger for the things of God. Our desire is to know as much as we can about God and His word. We’re not ashamed of our faith or our God, there is a difference in confessing faith and having faith.