If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Confessing Jesus as Lord is like confessing to the police a crime you’ve committed.
You must first lay yourself bare understanding the weight of what you’ve done.
Confessing that Jesus is Lord is a confession of falling short in some respects.
It admits that you can’t do it.
But it isn’t only a confession of your falling short.
It also confesses, proclaims and believes wholeheartedly in the next breath that Jesus CAN DO IT and DID DO IT once for all.
It’s not only confessing your sins, but confessing His righteousness that saves.
In confessing as much you, acknowledge the trade that took place at His death.
You also confess that His resurrection is your hope that your sin will stay forever dead so that you may stay forever alive.