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Romans 10:13 (KJV)
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Romans 10:13 is the written Word of God. It is an infallible truth. We can call on Jesus and be saved.
Many Christians live good lives and try not to cross over to the dark side. They call on Jesus when they need help and try not to bother God for anything else. ONLY WHEN THEY NEED something, do they call on Jesus.
Christians should not be afraid to talk about Jesus in public. We should not hesistate to tell someone how Jesus saved our life from the pit of despair. We should attempt to accomplish God’s will in every decision we make AND GIVE GOD THE GLORY in our successes.
Ephesians 2:19-22 (NLT) 19 So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family. 20 Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. 21 We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord. 22 Through him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by his Spirit.
Do not put God behind you, and call on him only when you need something. Make Jesus and the Father’s will a part of everything you do. Jesus is the Cornerstone, not a get out of jail free card.
Psalm 118:19-23 (KJV)
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord:
20 This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
23 This is the Lord‘s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.