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Confeesion is made unto Salvation

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A public declaration of faith in Jesus Christ, acknowledging both his divinity and his lordship. Without such, salvation is impossible.

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Confession of faith in Jesus Christ is necessary for salvation

Romans 10:9–10 KJV 1900
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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
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Confessing Jesus Christ as Lord is only possible by the Holy Spirit

1 Corinthians 12:3 KJV 1900
Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

Results of confessing faith in Jesus Christ

Baptism

Acts 2:38–41 KJV 1900
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
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A change in lifestyle

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Persecution

John 9:22 KJV 1900
These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
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Demons confessed Jesus Christ’s divinity

Luke 4:41 KJV 1900
And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
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Ultimately all will confess Jesus Christ’s lordship

Philippians 2:9–11 KJV 1900
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Notable confessions of faith in Jesus Christ

John 1:49 KJV 1900
Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
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The refusal to confess Jesus Christ

Matthew 10:32–33 KJV 1900
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
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