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STUDIES IN HEBREWS
CHAPTER EIGHT/ VS 3-13
UN-earnable by good works, or human righteousness: Isa 64:6 But we
are all as an
unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags…
Tit 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but
according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and
renewing of the Holy Ghost;
UN-buyable: It is the free gift of God; through faith in Jesus Christ; Rom 5:18 Therefore
as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the
righteousness of ONE the free gift came upon all men unto
justification of life.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought
that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
Salvation is: UN-repayable: such is the free gift of God, meaning: a favour with which one receives without any
merit of his own
I.the gift of divine grace
II.the economy of divine grace, by which the pardon of sin and
eternal salvation is appointed to sinners in consideration of the merits of
Christ laid hold of by faith.
Salvation is Un-doable: Jhn 6:51 I am the
living bread which came
down from heaven: if any
man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the
bread that I will
give is my flesh, which I will
give for the life of the world.
Jhn 10:28 And
I give unto them eternal life; and they
shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out
of my hand.
Those who DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE TRUTH OR POWER OF GOD, (2Ti
3:5), preach FALSELY
that a true believer can lose their salvation. they will never tell you Jesus
forgave you of all your sins, and God will never remember them against you forever, washed
you in His blood, baptized you into His death, and baptized you in the Holy
Spirit making you a an entirely NEW CREATURE with new desires to love, obey, trust, and live in,
for, and to Him.
They will never tell you that the New Covenant of Jesus
Christ guarantees the true believer eternal security:
Jer 31:34; Heb 8:12; Heb
They won’t tell you that Jesus made you a New Creature 2Co
5:17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold,
all things are become new.
They won’t tell anyone that: Rom 6:14 For sin shall not have
dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your
fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the
flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
They won’t tell you that Jesus gave you knowledge, power and
authority over your old nature so that as you can live righteously and apply it
over time, so that as you gain experience, you increase in strength and ability
to put to death the deeds/lustss of the old nature: Eph 4: 21If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him,
as the truth is in Jesus: 22That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to
the deceitful lusts; 23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true
They won’t tell you that God commands and the Holy Spirit
enables you to be spiritually
violent against all forms of unrighteousness outside of and inside of
your self so that you will be able to: Col 3:5 Mortify therefore your members
which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil
concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
They won’t tell you that Jesus saves you forever He never leaves you alone
in any battle, situation, circumstances or conditions because: Heb 7:25 Wherefore he
is able also to save them to the uttermost that
come unto God by him, seeing he
ever liveth to make intercession for them.
UTTERMOST: all complete, perfect, completely, perfectly, utterly.
They won’t tell you that Jesus will never let any true
believer fall away: Jde
1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you
faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
They won’t tell you that the Judgement seat of Christ is for believers only
who will never be judged for sins that Christ has forgiven them of forever: The Doctrine of Rewards: The
Judgment Seat (Bema) of Christ
Judgment Seat of Christ - Rapture
They won’t tell you that there is nothing passive about the
Christian walk. Christians have power, authority and the wisdom of God to live
a spiritually aggressive life in following Jesus Christ: Mat 16:24 Then said
Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up
his cross, and follow me.
They won’t tell you that Jesus gave you power to rigorously, unmercifully
stamp out, crush, put to death any lustful, or unholy desires that arise out of
your old nature.
They won’t tell you that Jesus will make a way for you to
escape any temptation: 1Co 10:13 There
hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not
suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation
also make a way to escape,
that ye may be able to bear it.
MAKE UP YOUR MINDS, WILL YOU BELIEVE Jesus who never lies ACCORDING TO HIS NEW COVENANT? I BELIEVE JESUS
Jhn 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath
everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the
wrath of God abideth on him.
Some might say what about scriptures warning Christians such as: Heb 10:26 For if we sin wilfully
after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more
sacrifice for sins,
Heb 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he
be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted
the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and
hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
How shall the sheep be kept safe without warning/teaching
them of dangers, as well as how to be safe? Paul makes it clear that this is
the sense of understanding the context of all of these warnings. This is
affirmed by Paul’s clear declaration: Heb 10:39But we are not of them who draw back unto
perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
God watches over His church and disciplines every believer, directly,
through the church over seers, and through the body general, with the
regenerate man having a redeemed conscience who does not practice sins but repents
and turns to God from sin, wants to live and please God. We are not our own, we
have all been bought with a price so that we live according to the will of /God
and not our own. God owns us and expects us to obey Him. He has every right to
discipline us as well as to reward us, and He is always right in whatever He
Those who have come to understand the gospel message and then
reject it never believed it in the first place. Jesus is the eternal Standard
and Supreme example for living for all believers. God gives warnings so that His people would
absolutely know His boundaries which He commands never be crossed and instructs/empowers
His children so that they will know what they are, and gave them power to walk
within His boundaries and to exclude from their compant anyone who, wilfully
chooses to violates them.
Those who do not
believe will never tell you that: 1Jo 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and
have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in
1Jo 5:12 He that hath
the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
1Jo 5:18 We know that
whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth
himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
Praise God the Father for His love, mercy and kindness who
gave to us His only Son, God Jesus Christ Praise Jesus Christ God the Son, for
His love, mercy and kindness who gave Himself for us to die on the cross to pay
for our sins, and rose again so that we, all who believe in Him have the
forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Thanks be to God the Holy Spirit for His
love, mercy and kindness, who teaches us all that we need to know our God and
to do His will. We are not addressing three God’s but One God in Three Eternal
Persons, who dwell in our spirits forever. For this reason, no Christian is
ever alone, our God is always with us and in us.
We are commanded by God to apply what we learn from Him in
our lives rigorously, daily, publically, and privately. Keep in mind that God
made Jesus the Head of the
Church and we are all
to follow His teachings. Jesus
is equal with God: Jhn 5:18; Phl
2:6. Although He sits bodily at the right hand of God the Father, He is equal with
God the Father, and God the Holy Spirit. They are three individual eternal
utterly holy persons bound indivisible
as One God eternally Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent. The trinity
indwells all believers and are never separate from one another. No one can
control the Trinity in any manner whatsoever. The Trinity is in control at all times. The walk of the Christian is to love, trust,
obey as the Lord leads according to His word, and to love one another and all
men. However the church never loves the sin and evil acts that men do.
God has given us such a wonderful teacher in Paul. He is the
superb model of an excellent teacher. He is like a father to these Hebrew
believers, as well as an elder brother among them. He did not fail to treat the
gentile believers in like manner. He understood the danger of sloth/neglect of
the whole gospel message. We know that Jesus will judge the world regarding whether
one has a relationship with Him or not. What we believe about this man Jesus
Christ, who never ceased to be God will determine where people will spend
Those who believe in Jesus will spend eternity with Him in
the kingdom of God. Those who refuse to believe in Him will spend an eternity
in the lake of fire and brimestone in everlasting punishment and eternal
separation from the kingdom of God in its entirety.
However, it clear that although these Hebrew believers had
been slothful, Paul clearly informs that he did not consider them to have
fallen away. Paul’s goal is to help them move forward to maturity by receiving
the whole gospel message and to continue in it no longer neglectful of it.
Paul takes us into the very heart of the Man God Jesus
Christ. We too must lay hold on Him, for in understanding who Jesus is we understand
who we are in Him and in relationship to Him. Here again we keep finding
comparison and contrast between the Aaronic ministry and the Melchisedecian ministry,
God the Father always pointing out the better is always in God His Son Jesus
Christ. God commands that
we do the same. Neither any church nor ministry will grow separated from
true faith in the final finished atonement of Jesus Christ. I do not care how
big or small that local church body might be, it is impossible to grow
spiritually without living the word of God/instructing members to learn it and
walk in it.
For every high priest is
ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it
is of necessity that this
man have somewhat also to offer.
Jesus who is fully man without ever ceasing to be God is the
perfect All-Powerful High Priest/Saviour/Mediator/ who gave Himself as the
perfect High Priest in His perfect sacrifice
for all the sins of whosoever will believe in Him. His sacrifice is so perfect
that there is no need for further sacrifices for the sins of all who believe in
Him. Therefore, what this priest Jesus Christ offered is superior to anything
that was ever offered through the ministry of mere men of the Aaronic
All throughout the book of Hebrews and elsewhere God the
Father focuses all relentlessly
upon the superiority of God the Son above all as the sole Saviour of all who
believe and obey Him.
For if he were on earth, he
should not be a priest, seeing that there
are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
Who serve unto the example and shadow of
heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was
about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith
he, that thou make all things according to the
pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
These priests on earth
who are mere men of the Aaronic priesthood struggled to make sacrifices for the
sins of the people and to offer gifts to appease God, in a tabernacle made
after the blue print given to Moses by God in the likeness of the true tabernacle
in heaven, as God had instructed. However this earthly tabernacle is a mere
shadow, a weak facimile of the real tabernacle in heaven. All the law could
promise was temporary forgiveness, where the priest sacrificed an animal and
shed its blood as a substitute for the sinners, so the sinners did not have to
die for their own sins. Jesus Christ if He were on on earth would never consent
to participate in their shabby rituals which were just carnal without any
ablility to permanently forgive sins. He could not ever be like those weak
merely human priests.
Instead His ministry is in heaven where He dwells with all
power and authority making intercession for His people, but will return at the
appointed time to earth. It is obvious
that Jesus is God the Son who in His omnipotence, omniscient, and omnipresence
indwells His people with God the Father, and God the Holy Spirit, and serves as
the Head of the Church.
Many understand/believe in the body and blood of Jesus Christ,
however, there are those who do not comprehend His blood, and see it as
unnecessary and/or unimportant. Jesus Christ makes it abundantly clear of the
absolute necessity of both His flesh and His blood in salvation.
Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will
raise him up at the last day
Jesus Christ is the heart of the gospel and the Head of the
church. Without Jesus Christ, there is NO church, NO salvation, NO eternal life. Jesus
Christ IS THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH, for He alone is ordained by God the Father to
give it eternal
life, feed it, and sustain it for all
But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how
much also he
is the mediator of a better covenant, which was
established upon better promises.
Lord Jesus through His one sacrifice of Himself and
resurrection has the superior ministry having entered into heaven itself with
His own sinless blood, bringing into effect the New Covenant being anointed by
God the Father as its only All Powerful Saviour, Mediator and High Priest, with
all authority. Unlike the weak merely human High Priest, Jesus never abandons
His post nor His people, advocating for them before the throne of God the
Father, indwelling/over-seeing His sheep the church on earth His eyes never
closing in sleep nor blinking, shepherding them in the way they should go, ever
protecting them from every foe human or demonic.
The sinless blood of Jesus Christ forever retains its power,
efficiency, efficacy in obtaining complete atonement for all sins of all who
believe in Him, because it is impossible for the sinless blood of Jesus to ever
rot away or lose its power. This is why Jesus never has to keep offering His
sinless blood to purge away sin. For all who have obtained forgiveness, it is finished in His one time totally perfect
offering of His body and blood for sins forever and ever, before the throne of
God the Father in the Holy of Holiest of the true tabernacle in heaven.
A New Covenant
(Jer 31:31–34 )
Heb 8:7 For if that first covenant had
been faultless, then should no place have been
sought for the second.
The Law of Moses was imperfect, although we still find some Christians
in error teaching that giving of tithes makes one righteous as a means to force
the giving of tithes and offerings that was of the Law to suport the Levitical
ministry. However, God found the Law imperfect/fatally flawed, so He brought
about a second covenant. God has abolished the Law of Moses for people to be
made righteous. Absolutely nothing in the Law could make Israel righteous. Therefore,
absolutely nothing in the Law will ever make anyone else righteous in the sight
of God either.
NEW TESTAMENT GIVING: under grace not Law; Christians can feel free to
voluntarily support any biblical ministry of their choice, according to their ability. No
one can command/force any Christian to give. All Christians are free to
voluntarily give, in any
amount of their choice in support of God’s work on earth. The apostles
did however, caution/teach against being
stingy or withholding when any were able to give. Christians give unto God not
to please men: NEW
TESTAMENT GIVING: 2Co 9:7 Every man according
as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give;
not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
The Christian has no obligation to burden themselves in giving
beyond what they are willing and able to give: 2Co 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to
that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not. For I
mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
Heb 8:8 For finding
fault with them, he saith, Behold, the
days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a
new covenant with the house of
Israel and with the house of Judah:
Heb 8:9 Not according
to the covenant that I made
with their fathers in the day when I
took them by the hand to lead them out of the
land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and
I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
In the above verses, right in our faces God frankly declares why
He found fault with that Old Covenant. Firstly it was written in stone and the
people outright refused to obey it. God disregarded the Jews, since they
refused to obey the Law, although they had seen His mighty power boldly
displayed in Egypt when He rescued them from what was the world’s greatest military
power on earth in its day. Nope, it was clear, God decided a second better and
New Covenant totally different from the first was absolutely necessary.
The Law of Moses had been written on tablets of stone, this
did not work too well. It dealt with commanding/ compelling people out of fear
of death, curse, and punishment, to follow certain strict rules of conduct or
behavior, although inwardly they did not agree or think it right. The priests
sinned just as much as the people did, and often neglected to teach the people
the Law, so there were times the people broke the Law ignorantly for this
The Law was ineffective in its sacrifice and offering of
animal body and blood, which rotted away after being shed, lasting only a day,
therefore, losing its effectiveness in its atonement. For this reason it had to
be redone year after year.
The Law was also flawed in its dependence on a sinful merely
human weak high priest alone, who had to first offer for his own sins before he
could offer for the sins of the people. Worse yet, if the high priest did not
make a perfect atonement in observing all the steps involving it, he would be
killed by God, which meant the whole nation of Israel would be destroyed there
being no further means of atonement to satisfy and appease the wrath of God
The high priest had a lot of work to do on the day of
atonement. It was truly grueling, however he was forbidden by God to rest on
pain of death: Exo 28:34 A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a
pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe round about.
Exo 28:35 And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and his sound shall be heard when he
goeth in unto the holy place before the LORD, and when he cometh out, that he
One chance, once a year to atone for all sins, do it or die,
that’s all Israel was allowed by God. So, its not surprising that all Israel
was humbling themselves, quaking in fear, weeping and wailing on the day of
atonement, because they never knew whether or not they would live or all die,
until the atonement being made by the high priest was over.
Finally the Law never changed the sinful inner man and couldn’t stop the people
and the priest from sinning despite its harsh punishment for sins.
This pattern on earth, high priest, perfect sacrifice of
animal body, animal blood was just a shdow/substitute of mercy from God on
earth until the real true heavenly tabernacle/ eternal atonement for obtaining
eternal forgiveness on earth would be revealed later in Jesus Christ.
Understand, in both covenants high priest, sacrifice of body
and blood was absolutely necessary together, and the only way that God allowed
the forgiveness of sins:
“For the life of
the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make
atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the
life.” Leviticus 17:11
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of
blood is no remission.
APOSTASY AGAINST THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, THE HOLY GHOST WILL
NEVER BE FORGIVEN:
whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but
whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him,
neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
Heb 8:10 For this is the
covenant that I will make with the house of
Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I
will be to them a God, and they shall
be to me a people:
This second covenant would be one where God would come into
the spirits of His people and write His word in their minds and engrave them in
their hearts, the places where one truly understands on the deepest levels. In
this way the people would experience the
knowledge of who God is within the deepest personal levels of intimacy and
fellowship, joined with God in spirit, heart and mind.
Some think in error that no one can really know God, but the
truth is that God, through the New Covenant has guaranteed through indwelling
all who believe in Jesus Christ, AND MADE NEW CREATURES, that they can know God to the fullest
extent of all that He desires for them to know of Him.
Heb 8:11 And they
shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every
man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall
know me, from the least to the greatest.
While they would need to be taught the doctrine of God, all
of His people would know His great love inwardly, personally, intimately, experencially
deep in their spirits, hearts, and minds. There would no longer be a need for
people to try and understand God for the deepest knowledge of Him would be
revealed directly from Himself living deep inside of them spiritually. They
would come to love and trust God, to obey Him outwardly from hearts of true
faith, because of inwardly loving Him, trusting Him and desiring to please Him
out of love for Him.
Heb 8:12 For I
will be merciful to
their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will
I remember no more.
Instead of the curse, God would bring in eternal blessings of
the Messiah through whom every repentant sinner would be eternally forgiven,
and whose sinless perfect sacrifice of Himself for His people would so
thoroughtly cleanse the repentant of all sins, that there would never be any
need for God to remember any of their sins against them, the record of sins
against them being forever abolished in the complete final, finished, perfect
atonement of Jesus Christ the Son of God..
Heb 8:13 In that
he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the
first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth
old is ready to vanish away.
Everyone who is a Christian are commanded by God to be fully convicted,
convinced and persuaded that no one can ever please God or be made righteous by
or through keeping the Law of Moses, but absolutely and only through faith in
Lord Jesus Christ alone, according to His New Covenant.
Please study chapter 9 of Hebrews because we are going to
look at the sinless blood of Jesus Christ, and what it is and what it means to
whomsoever believes in Him.
COMES ABOUT THROUGH FAITH IN THE BODY AND BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST, IT IS
IMPOSSIBLE TO HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER BECAUSE HIS SINLESS BODY AND HIS
SINLESS BLOOD CAN NEVER BE SEPARATED.
1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the
Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned.
PLEASE READ HEBREWS THE CHAPTERS 9-10 because we are going
into the very heart of salvation and ETERNAL FORGIVENESS/SECURITY vs those who
FALSELY claim that the body and blood of Jesus does not guarantee eternal
FORGIVENESS NOR ETERNAL SECURITY.
STUDIES IN HEBREWS
Heb 9:1 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of
divine service, and a worldly
Heb 9:2 For there was
a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and
the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.
Heb 9:3 And after the
second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;
Heb 9:4 Which had the
golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold,
wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the
tables of the covenant;
Heb 9:5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the
mercyseat; of which we
cannot now speak particularly.
In the above verses, the Bible takes us to look at as it were
a relic of the past of the inner workings of the earthly tabernacle under the
Law; some aspects regarding the mercy seat that nobody fully remembers
Heb 9:6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests
went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
Heb 9:7 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he
offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:
Heb 9:8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the
holiest of all was
not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
Heb 9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in
which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did
the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
Heb 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers
washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
The whole truth is that this earthly tablernacle was just a
carnal outward holiness, in which the Holy Ghost signified was just a stop gap
measure until the real heavenly tabernacle in heaven would be manifested in
time. All of the sacrifices and offerings in this eartly tabernable were ineffectual/temporary,
and did nothing to wash away sins permanently, so the high priest along with
the people always suffered from guilty consciences knowing there would have to
be an atonement for all of their sins yearly.
Heb 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things
to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is
to say, not of this building;
Heb 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered
in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Heb 9:13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the
ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the
Heb 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through
the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience
from dead works to serve the living God?
Heb 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by
means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the
first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal
The standard for the forgiveness of all sins forever is
through faith in the sinless body and blood complete eternal atonement of Jesus
Jhn 6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say
unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye
have no life in you.
Jhn 6:54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath
eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
Jhn 6:55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink
Jhn 6:56 He that
eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and
I in him.
TO DRINK: figuratively, to receive into the soul what serves
to refresh strengthen, nourish it unto life eternal.
Jhn 6:57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the
Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
After a person is saved many times they are told in error
that it is necessary to keep short accounts of their sins, just like Israel
under the Mosaic Law by confessing their sins and asking God for forgiveness
each and every time they sinned. Most point to 1Jo 1:9 If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. When
God says all He really means all without equivocating.
However this references the same confession as in: Rom 10:9 That
if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath
raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Rom 10:10 For
with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession
is made unto salvation.