Whosoever Shall Call Upon The Lord Shall Be Saved... Is A Game Changer!
Rom 10:13 reads “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
"Whosoever" = Jew or Gentile
Eph 2:11-16 - NASB - 11 Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called "Uncircumcision" by the so-called "Circumcision," [which is] performed in the flesh by human hands-- 12 [remember] that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For He Himself is our peace, who made both [groups into] one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, 15 by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, [which is] the Law of commandments [contained] in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, [thus] establishing peace, 16 and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.
"Whosoever Shall Call Upon The Name Of The Lord Shall Be Saved" in Rom 10:13 is a quote from Joel 2:32 "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered ..."
“Calling On The Name Of The Lord” is clearly necessary to salvation. But how does one call on the name of the Lord? We better know what it means if it is necessary to salvation.
Let’s continue reading verse 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?”
Do you see how this verse makes it clear that one can’t call on the name of the Lord until after they have believed?
So, How do we call on the name of the Lord?
Acts 22:16 NKJV - 16 'And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.'
Consider what Jesus said...
Mark 16:16 - 16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved...
Also consider Acts 2:21 “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” And then notice verse 38 of the same chapter “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins ….”
Peter told them they needed to call on the name of the Lord to be saved from their sins in verse 21, and then told them exactly how to do that in verse 38 “… Repent, and be baptized … for the remission of sins ….”
Have you ever repented and been baptized for the remission of sins? Do you need to "call on the name of the Lord"?