He who acts with them in the prayer meeting, in the sanctuary, and in deeds of benevolence, does it. The story of the Ethiopian baptized by Philip is an instance. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. That if thou shalt confess, etc. If so, the text will correspond to Mark 16:16. To profess what you have not, is to make yourself a deceptive trader, who pretends to be carrying on a very large business, while he has no stock and no capital. 153. For it is believed with the heart resulting-in righteousness, and it is confessed with the mouth resulting in salvation. What is true of us when we commence our spiritual career is true all our lives long. Your heart is your spirit, your immortal self, filling your whole body. How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick. There are truths that are felt, and there are truths that are proved, for we know truth not only by reason but by the intuitive conviction which may be called the heart. "Commentary on Romans 10:10". Can this really be believed, and yet the believer fail to be intensely earnest to approve himself in God’s sight? Ver. Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians. For one thing it saves the person making the confession from the potential discipline of God. 10. "Commentary on Romans 10:10". 1871-8. God authored Romans 10:10 in a way that would be very clear and a great blessing. The word righteousness has two senses, answering to the two aspects of sin, guilt and moral depravity. Heart faith which brings salvation always opens the mouth and tells its own story. Romans 10:9 explains the quotation used in Romans 10:8, “The word is very nigh thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart.” The order is suggested by literary association, not by theological formulation. 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness. It is a spiritual force within us making always for righteousness. “In the first ages, the spreading of the gospel depended, in a great measure, on Christ’s disciples confessing him openly before the world, and on their sealing their confession with their blood. The going out of one’s way at times to bear testimony. 3. My Heart's Desire: That They Might Be Saved. ... Rom 10:10. Religion is supposed to be manifest, if it exists at all. Putting the sense of these Scriptures in view together, we have this: Thus, in the New Testament, faith, repentance, confession and baptism are all categorically said to sustain exactly the SAME relationship to salvation, being "unto" it, meaning that they are all, and all alike, divinely-imposed preconditions required of men, upon the fulfillment of which God gives them justification. It is not merely the fountain of the sensibilities and emotions, natural and moral—of the desires, the loves, and the hates; but it is also the seat of the perceptions, reflections, meditations, reasonings, and memories, and the spring of the purposes, plans, determinations, and volitions. By it he gained admission, wherever he might be, to the Christian Church, and by it he claimed the brotherly service of those who shared in the same faith. Romans 10:10 for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (J. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/romans-10.html. “with the heart man believeth unto righteousness.”. The apostle clearly intends by “the heart” the inner, as contrasted with the external man; and not the emotional, as opposed to the intelligent man. In what sense is it true that confession is thus closely connected with salvation? On the passage before us, Calvin remarks, The seat of faith, it deserves to be observed, is not in the brain, but the heart; not that I wish to enter into any dispute concerning the part of the body which is the seat of faith, but since the word heart generally means a serious, sincere, ardent affection, I am desirous to show the confidence of faith to be a firm, efficacious, and operative principle in all the emotions and feelings of the soul, not a mere naked notion of the head. And with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. They read their evidence in the newspaper, going from their house to their business. Jesus is not to be supplied as subject (Hofmann), which is not even in accordance with the linguistic usage of the N. T., for 1 Timothy 3:16 has a singular poetical style; but the contents of the faith and of the confession are understood, according to Romans 10:9, entirely of themselves. Concerning the nearness of the law, Moses spoke of “the word” being in the “mouth” (NRSV: “lips”) and the “heart” of … “For with the heart it is believed unto righteousness, and with the mouth it is confessed unto salvation.” When our Savior gave the commission (Matthew 28:20), He said, “Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the age.” While the glorified man Christ is up in heaven interceding for us, the spiritual Christ is on earth and omnipresent. If, in order to secure the salvation of our souls, we must have the latter faith, even so, in order to the preservation and comfort of our bodies, we must have the former. let him come unto me.” Every now and then we shall not be able to confess Christ, unless we do something that shall seem harsh and strange. Click the verse number to read commentary, definitions, meanings, and notes for that particular Romans 10 verse. Chalmers suffered an agony of self-reproach that he had not spoken to him urgently of Christ. The parallelism is like that in the previous verse, though the order of the clauses is reversed. The appeal to the Old Testament, even if not to the particular passage, is justified by the strictest criticism.1 [Note: Bishop Gore.]. "E.W. 451001 > ROMANS 10:1-21 PAUL was fully aware that the doctrine of the sovereignty of God in the rejection of the Jews and the preaching of salvation to the Gentiles, would greatly offend his countrymen. In the silence of the sick or dying hour, no excuse, however specious it may appear today, will answer your conscience: and if so answer your conscience, depend upon if it will not satisfy God, Conclusion: 1. 10.] Yet here you have found Christ and eternal life, and you utter not a sound: why it is all a delusion.’ And I said to myself, ‘I’m not saved at all. All deep emotion requires some kind of outward manifestation, or the emotion itself will die away. So there are some people who need to wear a label round their necks to show they are Christians, or else we might mistake them for sinners. 273 (Henson); lxix. The “heart” speaks of faith and the “mouth” speaks of confession. BibliographyDunagan, Mark. True faith always leads to confession; confession is nothing without true faith. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". This is the Scripture testimony, and it corroborates the experience of men. 1. On this residuum of body and mind surviving the Fall, Satan has built up great systems of materialistic and intellectual religions, girdling the globe, serving as passports of his deluded millions into hell, being utterly destitute of spirituality and salvation. The natural man cannot discern the things of the Spirit. 5. Wesley's Notes for Romans 10:10. But let them presently have the assurance that the particular ships which contained their hopes have escaped and have safely arrived in port, and, believing this, how instantly they find their sorrow and despair give place to gratitude and joy! "Commentary on Romans 10:10". For if we so believe in Christ as to become truly righteous, and manifest that we are so by confessing him to be the Messiah, the Son of God, the Saviour of the world, when such a confession might deprive us of our property, our liberty, and our lives, we must, of course, love him better than any or all of these things; and therefore we willingly part with them for his sake. Recently, at Cornell University, a professor said, “I hope they will never establish an observatory here.” “Why?” “Because the locality is utterly unfit for celestial observations. 2. 252 If it were a direct quote, the NASB would have put the words quoted in capital letters. Christ asks of us all more than the silent and daily witness of a holy life, He asks the testimony of our lips as well. Testimony to one"s belief in Jesus Christ normally follows and normally is verbal. Confession of Christ is as necessary as faith in Him, but necessary for a different purpose. Your email address will not be published. "The Bible Study New Testament". There can be no doubt that the belief in a historical Christ and a historical resurrection is the only basis on which a living certainty of life beyond the grave can be placed.1 [Note: John Stuart Blackie, Life, ii. There can be no other genuine faith than what influences the whole mind. And still by day and night, unconsciously. 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness. Paul points out that it is with the heart that a person believes unto righteousness. Romans 10:1-11 Man’s Responsibility? We are then for this reason just, because we believe that God is propitious to us in Christ. Now follows, as far as Romans 10:10, the proof of Romans 10:4, and that from Moses himself. By faith we secure an interest in the righteousness of Christ, and by confessing him before men, we secure the performance of his promise that he will confess us before the angels of God. Now, it is often the case that a true-hearted, simple-minded man, believing the gospels without a particle of intellectual evidence, but with a hungry heart and with a real love of things that are spiritual, is led to believe, I had almost said, without the operation of his reason at all. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. Salvation is a broad term that includes many kinds of deliverance, as we have seen. If we have no conscious interest in that which is the subject of testimony, then no emotion will result from its belief. ‘The idea of salvation is analyzed; it comprises two facts: being justified and being saved (in the full sense of the word). Erasmus said he was not made of the right stuff to be a martyr. It is a portion of Scripture revelation that God is omniscient and omnipotent, that He is ever at hand, to note down human actions, and register them for judgment. are not used here, as De W., al., merely as different terms for the same thing, for the sake of the parallelism: but as Thol. ), During a series of evangelistic services in Ireland a young man found peace with God, but three nights after I found him again in the inquiry room. “With the heart, namely ( γάρ), one believes unto righteousness, but with the mouth confesses unto salvation.” In the style of Hebrew parallelism the thought is thus expressed: “With the faith of the heart is united the confession of the mouth to the result that one obtains righteousness and salvation.” The righteousness obtained through faith would, forsooth, fall to the ground again, and would not be attended by salvation, if faith had not the vital force to produce confession of the mouth (which speaks out of the fulness of the heart); see Matthew 10:32; comp. It influences the actions and brings us into the obedience of faith, in yielding to Christ, wherein is found pardon. Her being there proves her a Christian. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/romans-10.html. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Romans 10:10". The Greek word for “unto” expresses purpose and result. Concerning those who received a good report through faith, it is declared that they saw or understood the promises; they were persuaded of their truth, and they embraced them, taking them home personally, and resting upon them. When we talk about the heart of man we usually mean the affections or emotions, but to the Jew the heart represented the whole spiritual man. There is in his eyes a real distinction to be made between being justified and being saved. Remember the three Hebrew children, Daniel, Peter, and John. Paul was not content with being baptized; and wherever there were people of God, they were always formed into a Church. You have heard of the renowned bishop on his dying bed. 250 See Leviticus 18:5; Nehemiah 9:29; Ezekiel 20:11, 13, 21. 10:10 For with the heart - Not the understanding only. Notice how careful men are in forming their beliefs on scientific subjects. 1599-1645. See especially Romans 4:25 where Christians are revealed as ‘accounted as righteous’ (justified) through His having been raised, in consequence of His being first delivered up for our offences. ὁμολογεῖται = confession is made, a state of confession, the necessary condition for σωτηρία. This is an explanation of Romans 10:9. And they agreed to set him in the pillory. Now it is impossible to suppose for a moment that St. Paul is speaking of a merely intellectual assent to the doctrines of the Incarnation and Resurrection of our Lord. Browse Sermons on Romans 10:10. Witmer wrote that the confession is to God. Scripture: Romans 10:1. 8. That Huxley and Tyndall will tell you. 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