Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

There are some who attempt to over-complicate salvation. They feel like confessing with our mouths “Jesus is Lord” and believing in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead is not enough. They feel like it’s too simple.

Contrary to religious belief, we don’t have to ask for forgiveness before being saved, we don’t have to be baptized before being saved, we don’t have to be filled with the Holy Spirit before being saved, and we don’t have to be in a church to receive salvation. All those things are good, but it’s not a requirement of salvation. In context, Romans 10:9 and John 3:16 tells us all we have to do is confess and believe.

Complicated salvation pushes unbelievers away from the cross. Who wants to get saved when it’s a ten step process and it takes an hour? The grace of God makes salvation quick, easy, and free. Receive Jesus Christ as your Lord today and/or encourage others to make that same painless step as well.

Inspired by Pastor Tony Evans