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Everyone Who Calls on the Name of the Lord Will BE SAVED!
Romans 10:5-13 New International Version
5 Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: “The person who does these things will live by them.”[a] 6 But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’”[b] (that is, to bring Christ down) 7 “or ‘Who will descend into the deep?’”[c] (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,”[d] that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: 9 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. 10 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. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”[e] 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him,13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”[f]
Wednesday - March 16
“I advise and urge… that by means of warning and threat, restraint and punishment, children be trained in due time to beware of lying and especially to avoid calling upon God‘s name in support of it… On the other hand, one must urge and encourage children again and again to honor God‘s name and to keep it constantly upon their lips in all circumstances and experiences, for the proper way to honor God‘s name is to look to it for all consolation and therefore to call upon it. Thus, as we have heard above, first the heart honors God by faith and then the lips by confession. (Luther, The Large Cat.).