Faith

Faith is shown in our deeds and words: “…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and have faith in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one faiths and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved” (Romans 10:9-10). To confess that Jesus is Lord is to confess your faith in the resurrection. To faith in the resurrection is to confess that Jesus is Son of God (Romans 1:4). Peter preached that the crucified Jesus has been made “both Lord and Christ” Acts 2:36). The confession that Jesus is Lord, Christ, and Son of God cannot exist in words alone.

We’ll discuss this more later, but the act of immersion is a confession of faith in the resurrection. Paul links immersion to an act of faith in Colossians 2:12. The person who demonstrates his faith by obediently being immersed shows his faith in the resurrection. As God raised Jesus, so He raises the immersed father to new life (Romans 6:4).

Our faith is grounded in the faith that God has raised Jesus from the dead and that He has promised to raise us from the dead if we will live in obedient faith to Him until our own death (Revelation 2:10). This faith is to define and guide our actions, it is our faith that keeps us connected to God and helps seek a deeper relationship with Him.

God is good. Love you all, in Jesus name, Amen, amen
Kevin J.