This Thing Called Salvation
We're reading Romans chapter ten. The book of Romans has been called the constitution of Christianity and if you had to be shipwrecked on an island with the bible I don't think you could de better than the book of Romans, Romans chapter ten, brethren, my hearts desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God but not according to knowledge for they being ignorant of God's righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness for everyone that believeth, for Moses describeth the righteousness of the law, that man which doeth those things shall live by them but the righteousness which is of faith speaketh this wise, say not in thine heart who shall ascend into heaven, that is, to bring Christ down from above or who shall descend into the deep, that is to bring up Christ again from the dead. But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth and in thy heart it is the word of faith which we preach 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, for the scripture saith whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed for there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. I ask you a question, I hope most of you already know the answer, what is the greatest need that man has? Is it education? Is man's greatest need economic? Is man's greatest need social? What is man's greatest need? I say it without contradiction and without equivocation, man's greatest need is salvation. Man's greatest ne ...
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