Romans 10:9-10: Another “if, then”

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It has been said that God is no respecter of persons. The scriptures make this clear. When God displayed His love and opened the way of salvation to the Gentiles, “Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons” (Acts 10:34). Romans 2:11 reiterates this truth: “For there is no respect of persons with God.”

God, however, is a respecter of conditions. Many times the terms of condition are expressed by the use of “if.” Throughout the Bible we find that God has set up “If . . . then” statements” to reveal promises that He will fulfill if we do our part. A recent blog entry discussed the phrase “If we. . .” followed by “then God,” as indicated in 1 John 3:8 and elsewhere in the chapter.

Nowhere are the terms of condition more clearly expressed than in the Verse of the Day for April 18, 2014 where the crux of salvation is displayed in Romans 10:9-10:

That 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.

Listen to a contemporary scripture memory song of Romans 10:9 by JumpStart3

Reflecting on Romans 10:9-10 is a great way to jump-start the day, especially Good Friday, 2014.

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3 Responses to “Romans 10:9-10: Another “if, then””

  1. jettahlily008 Says:

    Reblogged this on Dem Bones.

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