“God’s Righteousness, NOT our Own!”
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
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.
One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation.
Romans 10:4, 9, 10
Jesus Christ is the “Purpose-Goal” of the law. He was the Object to which the law pointed. He was the fulfillment of the Law. The Law could not and did not bring SALVATION OR RIGHTEOUSNESS to the people.
Jesus, keeping ALL the Law, and living a PERFECTLY SINLESS life, became the Source of RIGHTEOUSNESS from God. It is ONLY through Him that we can obtain SALVATION, and the RIGHTEOUSNESS needed to be ACCEPTABLE to Holy God.
Our OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, is like filthy, putrid rags before God. Therefore we CANNOT obtain SALVATION much less, RIGHTEOUSNESS on our OWN merits.
There are two steps that everyone must take to obtain both SALVATION, and RIGHTEOUSNESS. First, you MUST CONFESS with your mouth, “Jesus is LORD, and that you are in NEED of a SAVIOR.
Then secondly, BELIEVE in your HEART that God raised Him from the dead. BELIEVE that He died for YOU, and He paid the price that you could NOT pay to gain SALVATION and RIGHTEOUSNESS.
When you come to Him with a TRULY REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING, BELIEVING, and TRUSTING in Jesus as your SAVIOR and LORD, then you will be SAVED and will have a GODLY RIGHTEOUSNESS before the ALMIGHTY GOD. There is NO SALVATION or GODLY RIGHTEOUSNESS in ANY OTHER.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, you do not have SALVATION or a GODLY RIGHTEOUSNESS to be able to come before the Almighty God. And your fate is spending an ETERNITY in HELL, a place of torment, torture, agony and pain. However, God is giving you an opportunity NOW to change your fate from HELL to HEAVEN by: CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and GODLY RIGHTEOUSNESS. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!