Lewis Brackett (24 Mar 2024)
"Is only belief in Romans 10:9 necessary for salvation? Response requested"

    Is only belief in Romans 10:9 necessary for salvation? Response requested

This has concerned me for many years. However I did not want to cause
lots of fuss within my KJV fundamental Baptist church by openly asking
this question.       God in His foreknowledge knew  how so many
pastors, teachers and church movements would confuse and pervert the
issue of salvation. So, did He make it this simple that everyone could
understand salvation despite all man’s and Satan’s efforts to confuse
the issue?
    Roman 10:9 KJV says “ That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth
the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised
him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

    Basically, if a person is asked if they believe that God raised
Jesus from the dead, and they say yes, that this person is saved?  So
that nothing more is required for salvation? That further prayer for
salvation is unnecessary? We Baptists go through the series of
scripture in Romans showing a person they need to get saved, and
require a person to pray to accept Jesus shed blood as payment for
their sins. While this is what happens upon salvation, does Paul
require prayer and saying this for salvation? No, it looks like He
doesn’t. Most people feel put on the spot by being required to make a
Baptist specific prayer to “get saved.” Many people just walk away,
being turned off by being required to humble themselves, pray  and
“say or do something” to be saved.
    Other churches such as the Church of England I was brought up in,
have the contents of Romans chapter ten in their liturgy such as the
confession of the Nicene Creed which they say every Sunday morning.
   I would like everyone’s feedback on this. Thanks, Lewis