8407 confession, of Jesus Christ

8407 confession, of Jesus Christ

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

Confession of faith in Jesus Christ is necessary for salvation

Ro 10:9-10 See also Mt 10:32-33 pp Lk 12:8-9; Mk 8:38; 2Ti 2:12; 1Jn 4:15; 1Jn 2:23

Confessing Jesus Christ as Lord is only possible by the Holy Spirit

1Co 12:3

Results of confessing faith in Jesus Christ

Baptism Ac 2:38-41 See also Ac 18:8; Ac 22:16

A change in lifestyle Mt 7:21-23; 2Ti 2:19 See also Lk 19:8-9; 1Ti 6:12; Heb 13:15; 1Jn 1:6; 1Jn 2:4

Persecution Jn 9:22 See also Jn 12:42-43; 2Ti 3:12

Demons confessed Jesus Christ’s divinity

Lk 4:41 See also Mt 8:28-29 pp Mk 5:7 pp Lk 8:28

Ultimately all will confess Jesus Christ’s lordship

Php 2:9-11

Notable confessions of faith in Jesus Christ

Jn 1:49 See also Mt 14:33; Mt 16:16 pp Mk 8:29 pp Lk 9:20; Jn 6:69; Jn 11:27; Jn 20:28

The refusal to confess Jesus Christ

Mt 10:32-33 pp Lk 12:8-9 See also 2Ti 2:12

See also

2224Christ, the Lord
2545Christ, opposition to
3230Holy Spirit & regeneration
6231rejection of God
6510salvation
6624confession of sin
7756preaching, content
8495witnessing
8712denial of Christ
8794persecution