Israel Might be Saved, Unto (leads to) Salvation
Paul's audience in Romans 10, people who already believed on (Jesus is the Christ, his teaching to confess him before men, his teaching to repent and his teaching to be baptized (immersed in water) in his name to be saved), and in the earlier chapter 6, Paul had just exhorted these people, they were immersed (water) into his death, they were buried, old man was crucified, died with Jesus, is justified form sin, and commanded to count themselves alive to God in Christ, due to submitting to being immersed in Christ.
Paul writes of Israel his heart's desire Israel Might be Saved
Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.Paul in Romans 10 explains how particularly many men of Israel, many Jews are not able to do the first steps of the salvation plan, to believe and confess Jesus as the Christ, which if they did, would be unto (leads to, submitting to the remainder righteousness of God, these romans would quickly understand meaning repentance and immersion) salvation.
Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4: For Christ is the end of the law (Moses' law) for righteousness to every one that believeth. 5: For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law (Moses' law), That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
Where the righteousness (Jesus' character, right acts of himself and for us to walk in) of faith (God's persuasion) says to the wise :
Romans 10:6: But the righteousness which is of faith (God's persuasion) speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
Romans 10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
These mental dispositions in the minds of the Jewish people, are stumbling blocks, denying Jesus' claim he is the son of God, denying Jesus came from heaven, denying Jesus risen from the grave, which causes many of them, not to believe and confess, which leads unto, not to repentance, not to be immersion for forgiveness of sins, ends in spiritual death.
The word of faith which we preach man believeth, the mouth confession is made "unto":
Romans 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith ( God's persuasion), which we preach; 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. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Romans 10 was written to understand what hindered many Jews, from being saved, doubts that kept rising in them, counteracting the doubts, if they would walk in the first two steps believe, the righteousness confess Jesus is the Christ, they then would easily do the remainder steps, righteousness repent and be baptized for forgiveness of sins. Which the word "UNTO" was short for the rest of the salvation plan, not a detailed explanation of all steps of faith (God's persuasion) for salvation, believe, confess, repent and be immersed, this was already understood by Paul's audience, without any doubts. So Paul used the word "unto" a summation of the remainder righteousness, steps to be saved, writing to his audience what they already know, their level of knowledge.
Pristine Church Age Regarding One Salvation Plan
In Paul's day his audience the church was pristine, regarding there was only one salivation plan, was an already well established mindset, spirit (mental disposition) of the first century christians, was once someone believes on Jesus is the Christ, it will be unto (leads to) righteousness, believes on his teaching to confess him before men, and afterwards a cake walk in knowing to walk in the remainder righteousness, unto salvation, easily believe on Jesus' teaching to repent (turn form sins) and believe on Jesus' teaching to be baptized (water immersed) in Christ for forgiveness of sins, all in the same hour sometimes, ends with salvation.
Today, Two Man Conjured Up Salvation Plans
Today, 2,000 years later, is not a pristine age of the church, someone believes that Jesus is the Christ but they are not told how Paul in romans 10 was explaining the first two steps to believe and confess, if done in the first century was a forgone conclusion "unto" in Paul's spirit (mental disposition) meant they would repent and be baptized for their sins to be forgiven. Especially in a time and age their was no other salvation plan to complete with it. Today their seduced, by two man conjured up salvation plans that pop up through the centuries.
By appearances of zeal, excitement, emotions, in large gatherings of people and especially by TV preachers, diverted, redirected, hoodwinked, keeping their hearers blind to the true Holy Spirit (holy mental disposition, mindset) of the first christians, deceiving many using Romans 10, outside of Paul's' spirit ( mental disposition) saying their saved at the moment of believing and confessing Jesus only. This becomes a powerful delusion, false salvation plan, that many fall into, lead there by blind leaders. Never becoming saved, instead they becomes enemies of Christ salvation plan, which includes all four steps believe, confess, repent, and immersed (water) in Christ so one's sins can be forgiven.
Even the new modern translations have altered their text, to go along with the deception, especially in the NIV, change the original word "UNTO" to "ARE" and in the NASV change the word "UNTO" to "RESULTING IN".
Whosoever Believeth on, Whosoever Call upon
The two phrases have both one thing in common the word "whosoever" this one word was world shattering, to particularly the Jewish world. The previous age, time was for the longest period, only Jews were the chosen people of God. God has now given his blessings of adoption to men of all nations.
"Whosoever believeth on", and "whosoever call upon" are short phrases spoken and written two thousand years ago during a pristine age when there was only one salvation plan being taught. They are brief summations, you can call them the first slogans of Christianity for the purpose of exhorting the spirits (mental dispositions, mindsets) of men living to reach out to Christ and obey his will. If they reached out to Christ in belief and voice, especially in this pristine age, they would of been directed towards repentance and baptism to forgive their sins.
The first phrase whosoever believeth on, shows continue movement as on a path. The path has steps of belief, God decrees the steps of belief to be taken. We are shown by Jesus and his Apostles their are four particular steps of belief, they are acknowledgment within Jesus is the Christ, confess Jesus is the Christ, repent of sin, and baptism, (immersion, water) in Christ for forgiveness of sins. God has decreed at baptism, a step of belief, through Jesus and his apostles is the exact moment sins are forgiven, not before in some conjured up prayer or infant baptism not having accompanied faith.
The second phrase whoever calls upon, we can find examples of Jews calling on God which happen in the old testament. In the new testament Jesus is the new avenue to God, all men from every nation had to be told, learn, declare Jesus Christ is the lord, having the authority of God, whom all men will rest in Jesus' authority, a "very new event". Men from every nation will be calling upon Jesus, in prayer and voice seeking Jesus' will to be done in them, submitting to his will to acknowledge Jesus as the Christ, confess Jesus as Lord, repent of sin, and finally baptized (immersed, water) for their sins to be forgiven.
Roms 10:11: For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12: For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13: For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Rom 10:17 So then faith (God's persuasion) [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
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