"If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9
I am one thankful and blessed daddy. This morning my daughter Katie Beth asked Jesus to come into her heart and save her! We have been talking about this for quite some time, and she finally said, "Daddy, I want to do this." She prayed the prayer, and Jesus saved her little soul!
This week at VBS, we've been teaching the children the ABC's. ADMIT to God you are a sinner. BELIEVE that Jesus is God's Son and that He died to save you from the penalty of your sins. CONFESS Jesus as Lord and Savior before God and before man. I always add a "D" to the ABC's: DISCIPLESHIP. You walk closer to God through DISCIPLESHIP. Romans 10:9-13 is a great passage of Scripture. "If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, 'Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.' For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile - the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, 'Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'" My daughter recognized her sin and recognized the penalty of sin: eternal separation from the love of God in a place called "hell." She also recognized Jesus Christ as Messiah and Savior, the Redeemer. She confessed him with her mouth and believe in her heart. Today she is a new creature in Christ! If you've never asked Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior, you can do it today. Call out to God, recognizing your sin and recognizing the Savior. The Bible says, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Admit, believe, and confess:)