HOW DOES/DID ALL THE ABOVE TAKE PLACE...
Rom 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, which we preach;
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.
Rom 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Rom 10:12 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.
Rom 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
One can receive Jesus Christ any where He is willing to bow his heart..
and acknowledge that he is a sinner..and ask God for forgiveness,
The dying thief received Jesus ..ALL OF HIS PAST SINS WAS ERADICATED
AND HE WAS PARDONED..EXONERATED HE FACED DEATH AS ONE THAT HAD NEVER SINNED. while nailed to a cross..
The idea that one has to go through all the calisthenics that are
required by some that would attempt to control THE GATES OF HEAVE or
THAT THEY HAD TO FOLLOW A CERTAIN Sequence
WAS BLOWN OUT OF THE WATER
over and over again in the Bible, by Jesus as well as His apostles
God don't quibble about sequence nor ritual..
He just want's you to GET IT DONE...Make peace with Him so that He can lavish His love upon you...
AFTER ALL YOU WERE MADE FOR HIS PLEASURE...AND HE LOVES YOU MORE THAT YOU WOULD EVER KNOW.
Rev 4:10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne,
Rev 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things,
and -->for thy pleasure they are and were created. <--