Today's Bible Study Lesson
“Salvation for All Who Believe”
confidence in the salvation offered in Christ,
through our faith in Christ,
joy the possibility for all.
whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
opens Romans Chapter 10, expressing his sincere desire that those to
whom he preaches be saved. He gives witness to their enthusiasm for
righteousness; however, they remain unenlightened regarding the
righteousness of God. They were
their own path to righteousness and had
to the righteousness of God. God’s progressive plan for
from the Law to a faith and trust in Jesus Christ.
points out to the saints in Rome that the Law was
by God to Moses for
the Jews. Righteousness
through the Law
could only be
by complete obedience to every aspect of it. The ability for anyone
to be totally obedient to the Law was difficult and actually
impossible. Looking back we know that Jesus Christ was the only one
who kept the Law completely. He
was 100% human and 100% divine. The Law was given by God as mirror
to show us where we have
short of God’s Will. The
show a smear of dirt on one’s
nothing to cleanse the dirt.
faith in Christ with one
the Law as a
means of getting right with God. With faith the
is done by God in providing His Only
Son to pay for our sins with His Death on the Cross. We only have to
believe in Jesus as God’s Son and in His death, burial, and
resurrection to be granted the privilege of being right with God.
were no human means available for us to reconcile
with God. We
could not go up to heaven to bring Jesus down or descend into the
deep to bring Christ up for
our righteousness (Deuteronomy
reconciliation with God could only be achieved by God Himself!
opportunity to have faith in Jesus is
often spoken of and was available to be placed in our hearts. In
fact, Paul said this faith is the essence of the message that he
He makes it plain by saying that one must openly declare that Jesus
is Lord and believe in one’s heart that God raised Him from the
dead and salvation is yours.
and its availability is a heart matter. One must believe and trust
wholeheartedly in the saving work of God through Jesus Christ’s
on Calvary’s Cross for our sins as a satisfactory sacrifice
God the Father.
salvation was not only available to the Jews, but also
the Gentiles. For God is no respecter of
persons. The Gospel was
the Jews; however, God’s Plan always included the
availability of salvation to all
of humankind who would believe and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and
Savior. To be saved, a Jew had
believe and likewise a
to be saved. On the other hand, neither Jew nor Gentile can be saved
Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
goes on to make it clear that
must call upon the Name of Jesus to be saved. He asks “how can
they call on him to save them unless they
believe in him?” ; “And how can they believe in him if they have
never heard about him?”; “And how can they hear about him unless
someone tells them?”; “And how will anyone go and tell them
without being sent?” These question outline the need for the Good
News to be shared for the benefit of humankind. This Good News
should be received with joy for Paul says “How
beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news” (Isaiah
There should be rejoicing when the Good News is shared for it offers
salvation to all who believe.
Paul states that all will not welcome messengers who bring the Good
News. He quotes Isaiah 53:1a “Who hath believed our report? …”
study concludes, with Paul stating
that faith in Jesus Christ comes by hearing and hearing comes by the
Word of God.
salvation is not a result of what we have done or
result of who
must believe and accept
Jesus Christ as
Lord and Savior.
faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. It
is available to all whether rich or poor, educated or uneducated,
well connected or disconnected, etc.
called to preach are
spread the Good News about Jesus Christ, but all Christians have
what we have received.
Verses to Keep in Mind:
“For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:”
“But glory, honour, and peace, to
every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the
Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God.” Romans
“For whosoever shall keep the
whole law, and yet offend in one [point], he is guilty of all.”
“Immediately his ears were
opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke
plainly. Then He commanded them that they should tell no one; but
the more He commanded them, the more widely they proclaimed [it].”
“Go therefore and make disciples
of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of
the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things
that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, [even] to
the end of the age. Amen.” Matthew