Summary: God longs to save. Hebrews says, He’s the captain of Salvation. Verse upon verse study of the book of Romans.
Romans 10 :11-21 Whosoever
11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
Caption: (Israel Rejects the Gospel)
14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “ How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!” 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “LORD, who has believed our report?” 17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.18 But I say, have they not heard? Yes indeed: “ Their sound has gone out to all the earth, And their words to the ends of the world.” 19 But I say, did Israel not know? First Moses says: “ I will provoke you to jealousy by those who are not a nation, I will move you to anger by a foolish nation.” 20 But Isaiah is very bold and says:“ I was found by those who did not seek Me; I was made manifest to those who did not ask for Me.” 21 But to Israel he says:“ All day long I have stretched out My hands To a disobedient and contrary people.”
According to researcher George Barna, “one out of two people (51%) believe that "if a person is generally good, or does enough good things for others during their life, they will earn a place in Heaven." The Bible is clear that whosoever shall call upon the name of Jesus Christ will be saved! I am glad I’m a whosoever! The Bible isn’t intended to be funny or just a good seller. No, it’s God inspired- God breathed! Without God’s word men and women would be hopeless!
According to God’s word, John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Jesus said in John 10: 1-9 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them. 7 Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.”
Romans 10:11-13 “For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
Sophia Loren was quoted in USA Today as saying that although she was not a practicing Christian, “I should go to heaven; otherwise it’s not nice. I haven’t done anything wrong. My conscience is very clean. My soul is as white as those orchids over there, and I should go straight to heaven.”
The Apostle Paul discussed it in his letter to the Christians in Rome. It is crucial to note, however, that Paul said it is a mistaken idea. People who believe they can earn their way into heaven are mistaken “for they don’t understand God’s way of making people right with himself. Instead, they are clinging to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law. They won’t go along with God’s way” (Romans 10:3). There is our way, and there’s God’s way. Our way is to try to earn it. Isn’t that how we try to get everything that’s good? We tell each other that we have to earn respect, earn rewards, and earn promotions. We can sing about the best things in life being free, but the hard-boiled truth about most human relationships and endeavors is that the good-stuff has to be earned. And that’s the way most people think about heaven. The Jews in Paul’s day believed that the only way to get to heaven was by observing the Law—the Ten Commandments as well as the other 600 and some odd laws contained in the Old Testament. They were good and earnest people. Paul said “I know what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal” (Romans 10:2). Paul doesn’t have anything against the Jews—he was Jewish! He is simply stating clearly that their zeal for obeying the law and doing good works is misdirected because they thought they had to earn their way into heaven and more importantly, thought they could earn their way into heaven.