“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).
What Is Confessing?
“Now Thomas, … one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ … ‘Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails … I will not believe’ … And Thomas answered and said to Him, ‘My Lord and my God’ ” (John 20:24–28).
Why Should We Confess Jesus As Lord?
“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know” (Acts 2:22).
“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ” (Acts 2:36).
Is There A Biblical Example
Of Someone Confessing Jesus?
“… ‘See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?’ Then Philip said, ‘If you believe with all your heart, you may.’ And he answered and said, ‘I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God’ ” (Acts 8:36–37).
What Causes People Not To Confess
Jesus As Lord?
“… they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue” (John 9:22).
“…and when they had called for the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus …” (Acts 5:40).
“Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man–and birds and four–footed animals and creeping things … who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen” (Romans 1:22–25).
What About Confessing Sin?
“He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy” (Proverbs 28:13).
“…Repent and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins …” (Acts 2:38).
The fact that one is baptized for the forgiveness of sins would demand that he would have already acknowledged or confessed his sins.
To Whom Should I Confess My Sins
After I Have Become A Christian?
“… confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another …” (James 5:16).
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins …” (I John 1:9).
What Happens If I Will Not Confess
Jesus As Lord?
“But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 10:33).
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