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[color:"blue"]What??? I totally disagree! According to Romans 10:9, if he has trusted in Christ and believes in His resurrection, he'll be saved.

What is "trusting in Christ"? Is this "trusting" (faith) a total abandoning of oneself, even in one's determination to endure to the end, and trusting Christ ALONE for both the remission of sins and the righteousness of Him so as to be reconciled to God? OR, is this "trusting" shared with the recitation of some formula, e.g., "Jesus, please come into my heart"? and with one's determination and success in enduring to the end?

What say the Scriptures?

1 Corinthians 1:26-31 "For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord."

Ephesians 2:8-10 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."

Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ:"

1 Thessalonians 5:24 "Faithful [is] he that calleth you, who also will do [it]."

2 Timothy 1:8-9 "Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved us, and called [us] with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, . . ."
For one of the most excellent articles ever written on the subject of "Justification by Faith, ALONE!" see Dr. Joel Beeke's Justification by Faith Alone: (The Relation of Faith to Justification)

In His Grace,

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