With The Heart.
Once you hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, it becomes your choice to believe that Jesus Christ is Lord. It is your choice to declare openly with your mouth that He is your Savior.
The Gospel is simple. Through the disobedience of one man, Adam, all of mankind was born into sin. All that were born in Adam’s Bloodline, was born into sin. Jesus Christ was born through a virgin. He was conceived by the Holy Ghost, and bypassed the Adamic Bloodline. He was God in the flesh. He was fully God and man.
Jesus Christ lived a sinless life. He was a sinless, perfect, and spotless sacrifice for all the sin of the world. He died and He rose from the grave with all power and authority in His Hands. So now anyone who believes and receives Jesus Christ is saved.
Romans 10:10 AMPC declares, “For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation.” When you choose to believe that Jesus Christ is your Lord and you receive Him into your life — you are saved. Romans 10:10 Amplified Version declares that, “...you are justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God).” It is only through accepting Jesus Christ that you are declared righteous by God. It is not by works or good deeds that you are declared righteous — it is through Jesus Christ that you are saved.