If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Mandy shares her reflections on this verse…
I was raised in a very secular, non-Christian home even though we were taught that Jesus died for our sins and rose again. I had a very superficial belief in God because that’s what I was told to believe, but there was nothing Christian about my family. We didn’t talk like Christians, or act or believe or respond like Christians.
However, when I was in my early teens I was confronted with the Gospel and the reality of what I really was – a sinner. Something changed dramatically inside me, I was actually really uncomfortable about my sin and I didn’t like it. I was confronted about what I always thought I believed and it came crashing down on me that if I really did believe that Jesus died for me, rose from the dead and that the Bible was not only true, but it was actually the Words of God Himself…then I needed to be really saved. Not just hold to some kind of superficial belief system. I was only 14 and life got real and serious very quickly.
I came to saving faith in Christ – I’ve never been the same – this is my confession. That’s what this verse means to me.