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|Romans 10:10 |
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10 For with the heart, man believes to righteousness; and with the mouth, man confesses to salvation.2 [Your believing the words you hear in your heart, and obeying what he commands, leads to salvation and righteousness. Obedience leads to righteousness, Rom 6:16; we believe what the Spirit of Christ in our hearts speaks to us as we wait for the hope for righteousness, Gal 5:5. Salvation is to be delivered from all sin, to have been purified by the grace of God that separates man from sin. To confess salvation is to confess you have been freed from all sin and have witnessed Jesus being raised in your heart, bringing your salvation, which is eternal life in God; like Paul confessed: I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. Gal 2:20. Jesus does not want the testimony of men with their hearts still full of evil, as we all are, until we are cleansed by Him.
As John said: Little children, let no man deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous. 1 John 3:7; Jesus only spoke, judged, and did as He was prompted and ordered by God; to practice righteousness we also must be able to only speak what we hear Him order us to say and only do what we are ordered to do by God. This ability only comes after we have crucified our selfish spirit, as sin has been destroyed by the Spirit through bearing the inward cross of self-denial; then we are walking the same way He walked and in the world as He was with perfection, purity, and holiness. Peter warned us about how easily Paul's letters were twisted by the wicked (those still sinning): There are some things in his letters that are hard to understand, which those who are unlearned and unstable wrest [twist] to their own destruction, as they also do the other scriptures. Therefore, beloved, since you know these things beforehand, beware lest you also, being led away by the error of the wicked. 2 Pet 3:17-18. The wicked try to convince you that sin is overlooked and excused by your believing in Jesus, but the righteous plead with you that sin is not acceptable: Paul said, Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame. 1 Cor 15:34. To believe in Jesus, is to believe what he commands you to do; that belief results in obedience which leads to righteousness and salvation.]
2 The true meaning of Rom 10:9-10 has been twisted to prove the pretended salvation of Christendom, that 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. For with the heart, man believes to righteousness, and with the mouth, man confesses to salvation. The blind guides of Christendom have totally misinterpreted this verse, teaching that if you say out loud "Jesus is Lord" and believe he rose from the dead in Jerusalem, then you will be saved; from the Word of the Lord within: "They think to be saved by making a noise about being saved." That is like believing that a few magic words spoken by you totally cancel the Bible's many warnings of exclusion, the requirements, and the qualifying conditions of salvation.
- To confess, is to acknowledge Jesus being your Lord, who controls your words and deeds. If Jesus is your Lord, controlling your words and deeds, He has been raised in you when you were dead in your sins. This only happens as you are obedient to the word (Jesus) in your heart and mouth, which is the word of faith the Apostles preached, Rom 10:8; your beginning obedience is evidence of your belief in Jesus and your subjection to his commands as the rightful Lord. And if you persist in obedient faith to the end, making every effort, you will be delivered from all sins, washed, cleansed, purified, perfected, sanctified, made holy by the power of God working mightily in you. The inward cross of self-denial is not easy, but the cross is the only way to be a disciple, and only disciples experience salvation.
with the mouth confession is made to salvation. This is to acknowledge that you have experienced salvation; you have seen salvation appear in your heart; you have seen Christ bring your salvation. This does not mean you become saved, by saying you are saved; that is nothing but heathenish ritual to create the imaginary salvation of make-believe Christendom.
Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of heaven; but [only] he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? And in your name cast out demons? And in your name done many wonderful works?'
And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you who work iniquity' [sin, lawlessness, or wickedness]. Mat 7:21-23
This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Mark 7:6
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lack of restraint, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. All these evil things come from within a man and defile him. Mark 7:21-23
And in no way shall there enter into it [heaven] anything that is defiled...Rev 21:27
To experience salvation is to witness your purity, holiness, perfection, judgment, being freed from even the desire to sin, destruction of the residual man of sin within one by the brightness of his coming, seeing Jesus resurrected in your heart, seeing one's name written in the Book of Life, union with Christ and the Father, entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven, seeing the Glory of God, them also appearing in glory, fellowship with past saints made perfect, and fellowship with the Father and Christ — an unmistakable salvation, clearly seen, clearly felt, clearly understood. He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself,’ 1 John 5:10-12. ‘and he who has the Son, has the Father’ — to see the Son and the Father reigning in their hearts — the union. To confess the Lord Jesus, is to confess like Paul confessed: It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. Gal 2:20.
However, the translators did not have a clue what the real gospel was, to have Jesus resurrected in your heart, to be your controlling Lord, in union with the Lord; neither did they believe that being saved was to be freed and saved from even the lure of sins because they obviously were still sinning, never bothering to determine why their translation and doctrine was in total conflict with the Bible's many stated exclusions, requirements, and qualifying conditions of salvation.
- To believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, is to be known by your experience of God raising Jesus in your heart.
After you have crucified your sinful nature on the inward cross of self-denial to be delivered from all sins, your heart being purified, Jesus is raised in your heart as you are translated into the Kingdom of God and enter union with Christ and the Father.
- Knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus, shall raise us up also by Jesus, and shall present us with you [in his presence]. 2 Cor 4:14
[the Corinthians had not yet experienced his resurrection]
- In whom you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision performed by Christ. Buried with him in baptism, in which also you are risen [present tense, not future tense] with him through faith of the operation of God, who has raised him from the dead. Col 2:11-12.
- If then you are risen [present tense, not future tense] with Christ, seek those things that are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God. Col 3:1
[the Colossians had experienced his resurrection]
- And when we were dead in our sins, He brought us to life in union and fellowship with Christ; it is through grace that you are saved;
And has raised [past tense, not future tense] us up together [with Christ], and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Eph 2:5-6
[The Ephesians had experienced his resurrection in their hearts; all is experienced in the heart.]
Christendom believes all the above is impossible because all of Christendom has morphed into Babylon as the Bible predicted, and the ministers of Christendom are the blind guides that Jesus warned us about.
Jesus said the false prophets in sheep's clothing would come. John said the antichrists and false apostles had come and had gone out from among them. Peter saw the false teachers had come. Paul and Jude saw the false apostles had come, and Paul warned the brothers night and day for three years of more coming. And in Revelation, John saw where the whole world was to go after the false prophets and the false church, which occurred shortly afterwards. The false church is Revelation's whore of Babylon, riding the beast of many names [41,000 sects in Christendom], with horns like a lamb [that resembles the true church], but who speaks like a dragon [men speaking from their carnal minds, which is enmity with God, and their vain opinions from their evil imaginations] instead of speaking words supplied by the Holy Spirit, as Jesus and the Apostles did.
Having been fooled by Christendom will not be accepted as an excuse for remaining in your bondage to sin: For of this you can be sure, that no sexually immoral, or impure, or covetous person, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words. For because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Eph 5:5-6.
- To believe to righteousness is to have become righteous, through obedient faith to death of the selfish spirit on the cross, thus receiving Christ's controlling spirit to make you righteous. Do not be misled to think that if you "believe in Jesus" you are righteous. (See the footnote to Romans 3:22 for the detailed debunking of another lie of Christendom.) Peter warned us about covetous ministers, who work for money, and promise you liberty to live in your sins, while they are slave to sin themselves. 2 Peter 2:14-21.
You don't become righteous by saying that Jesus is Lord; that is just heathenish ritual. As Jesus said, "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you?" Luke 6:46-49. Such foolish belief by so-called Christians is criticized by the Word of the Lord within: "They think to be saved by making a noise about being saved." You only become righteous when he controls your words and deeds; then and only then, can your truthfully say Jesus is Lord (of you, by your obedience to his controlling commands). As we wait in faith for the hope of righteousness, our obedience leads to righteousness. Gal 5:5, Rom 6:16.
- To confess to salvation is to confess you have been freed from all sin and have witnessed the revelation of Jesus bringing your salvation, as he crushes the head of Satan under your feet. Rom 16:20. You only experience salvation after the crucifixion of your selfish spirit of flesh on the inward cross of self-denial. Salvation is to be delivered from all sin, to have been purified by the grace of God that separates man from sin.
- Salvation is not saying Jesus is Lord or pointing to scripture. Salvation is to be delivered from all sins, even the desire to sin; and it is to be experienced. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. From the Word of the Lord within: "The new life is as radically different as a man who has lived underground his whole life, suddenly coming above ground to see the sun, the sky, the plants, the animals, the wind, the stars."
Paul further shows that beginning belief and salvation do not occur simultaneously in his letters to believers in the churches.
- now is our salvation nearer than when we first believed, Rom 13:11
- continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, Phil 2:12
- For we are saved by hope; but hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he has already seen? But if we hope for that we do not yet see, then we wait for it [salvation] with patient endurance. Rom 8:24-25
- But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation. 1 Thes 5:8
- For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Cor 1:18
(While in the inward cross of self-denial, you will see the sin slowly disappear from your life until you are free of sin.)
- godly sorrow produces repentance that leads to salvation, 2 Cor 7:10
- do not grieve the holy Spirit of God, by whom you are sealed unto the day of redemption [future happening]. Eph 4:30
(Paul is speaking to believers in the church who have not yet been redeemed, which is salvation.)
- For we are the sweet aroma of Christ unto God, to those who are being saved. 2 Cor 2:15
- we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold firm the beginning of our confidence to the end. Heb 3:14
- For you need endurance in order to do God’s will, so that after you may receive the promise. Heb 10:36
- we desire that every one of you show the same diligence in realizing the full assurance of hope to the end.
So that you are not slothful, but followers of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Heb 6:11-12
And Peter echoes the same message that salvation is not just believing or faith, rather salvation is the end of faith's obedient journey and requires growth :
- Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
In that greatly rejoice though it is necessary to suffer a few griefs through various trials,
so that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes,
though it is tried with fire, might result in praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
Though you have not seen him, you love him; though you do not see him now,
but believe in him, you rejoice with joy that is unspeakable and full of glory,
Receiving the end of your faith — the salvation of your souls. 1 Pet 1:5-9
- As newborn babies, desire the sincere milk of the word, so that you may grow up to salvation, 1 Pet 2:2
Unless the Lord truly controls your words and deeds, he is not your Lord. Unless you obey him, he is not your Lord.
If Jesus is your Lord, then you obey him; you seek his guidance, you seek his teachings, you seek his commands to you,
you come to him, you listen to him, and then you faithfully obey him.
Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people.
And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you. Jer 3:23
Even Adolph Hitler said Jesus his Lord and Savior, but that certainly did nothing for him.
Saying the words, 'Jesus is Lord,' is no indication of you being controlled by the Holy Spirit, or of your salvation.
Jesus said, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written:
‘This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. Mark 7:6.
Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you? Luke 6:46-49.
Afterwards the other virgins also came, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open the door for us to enter.' But he answered and said, 'Truly I say to you, I do not know you.' Mat 25:11-12.
Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of heaven; but [only] he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Mat 7:21-23.
From the Word of the Lord within: "Everyone is expecting Jesus to be their excuse. They are a stubborn people; their hearts have waxed cold. They think to be saved by making a noise about being saved. They are a clueless, fruitless people. Do you agree with any who in their arrogance have stated that God excuses evil in believers? It's not fair, but they don't care. By their evident display of sin, Christians cause my name to be blasphemed among the people. These people no longer represent me; they have caused great indignation."