Romans 10:9-10 KJV is great, but there's no blood in it. In fact, for the longest time I thought this was the gospel and when I did I wasn't saved. I believed Jesus Christ was the Son of God and that God raised Him from the dead, but I never trusted that Christ died for my sins. I never trusted Him for salvation believing that I was forgiven all trespasses (Colossians 2:13 KJV). I was a lost believer. I still believed that there was something I could do to be cut off (I thought this applied to me-Romans 11:20-22 KJV).heir,
Since Paul is our apostle (not Peter), I have to rely on what he wrote in Romans 10:9-10.
Now, I'm saved. I know that the gospel of Christ is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth...for therein is the righteousness of God revealed.
Romans 1:16-17 KJV For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Romans 3:21-22 KJV But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
God made Jesus Christ to be sin for us, who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:19 KJV To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
When I asked you how is one made righteous, I was looking to see if you would have told me to DO something. There's a whole lot of people out there calling themselves Christians who are perverting the gospel of Christ by adding requirements. Even telling someone to stop doing what they are doing or they are going to hell is a perversion of the gospel.
Galatians 1:8-9 KJV But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
have a great day, Tom.