Focal passage: Romans 10:5-15
The old saying goes, “the only certain things in this life are death and taxes.” What a dismal outlook that quote is meant to paint! When we read Romans 10:5-15, we get a much better view of our salvation, which is certain according to Paul.
Our passage points out that salvation is certain for the Christian when we confess and believe.
We must realize though that our confession of Christ and subsequent belief (faith) is more than an intellectual pursuit. Our belief is in the fact that the resurrection secures our salvation though that faith alone.
The certainty of salvation in Romans 10:9 is one of my favorite in all of scripture.
Every major translation of the Bible reads the same at the end of verse 9, “… you will be saved.”
There is a certainty in this statement that ensures of eternal security. There is no might, could, should, maybe saved here. You will be saved is a definitive answer and of great comfort to the believer.
What do we do with this truth? Paul assures us this salvation through faith is Jesus is available to all who confess and believe. That word everyone means just what it says, everyone. The gospel is exclusive only in the person of Jesus, not to whom it is available.
If salvation is certain and available to all, what should we do? Tell everyone and support the efforts of the church to send out others to share the good news.
The gospel is more certain than death and taxes!