Believing With The Heart
There is no learning of Christ apart from Divine Truth (Matt. 11:28-30; John 17:3; 2 Cor. 4:6; 1 John 5:20), yet one may be able to summarize and recite all of the revealed facts concerning Christ and His accomplished redemption and still be unreconciled to God and under His curse. What I am saying is this: It isn’t the mere knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus that saves the soul, but a love of Christ in that truth (2 Pet. 2:19-22; 2 Thess. 2:9-12). It isn’t a mere intellectual belief and ritualistic confession through which guilty sinners enter into a saving interest in Christ, but a “believing with the heart” (Rom. 10:10), a meeting, a welcoming, a loving, and an embracing of Christ in the truth; and as the truth, as the Gospel (Rom. 10:8-17).