God On The Net
"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."
NO! It means you must follow
Jesus' teachings and believe God
raised Jesus from the dead. Like all other fields, the Bible has some special
"technical jargon" -- words that are used in a special way.
In the Bible, to confess means to agree with the will and word of God, to agree that God is correct in what He says.
"If you confess with your mouth
..." means "If you openly say (and believe) that God is correct when
He says ..."
Lord means that He is the leader and you are a follower.
"... Jesus is Lord ..." means you are openly stating that you intend to try to live the way Jesus said we should live.
Luke 6:46 Why do you call me, `Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?
(c) 1998 by Rick Reinckens