Jesus is Lord (1)
A Sermon on Romans 10:9-10
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. (ESV)
Paul has finally laid the theory of salvation through the Law to rest. Salvation is through faith alone, and Paul tells the church in Romans 10:9-10 that they must first declare, “Jesus is Lord” in order to be saved. This is one of the great statements of the Christian Gospel. The only way to be righteous before God is to believe God and his Word by faith. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones says that we must first consider the content of this saving faith. Salvation is all about Jesus and the fact that he is Lord. Christ is the firstborn of all creation and it is through him that all was created. It is also through God that all of the cosmos will be restored once again. The second point is that God raised Christ from the dead. Without being completely clear of those two points, there is no salvation.
About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.