Romans 10<quoted text>
Exactly ..personal decision to believe by Faith through the FREE gift of Grace ..
Nit dispensed by any one But our Lord And Saviour Jesus,Christ
14 But how are men to call upon him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher?
21 “Not everyone who says to me,‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me,‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them,‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
He founded a church. The Apostles were sent. They taught and appointed others. They said to listen to those who were over you. They did not say pass out books, appoint yourself ministers and start every which way of teaching where no one is an authority and noone can proclaim the truth with authority. The Church is the ground and pillar of the truth not your endless interpretations of what you think the bible says of the books you accept. The church approves and sends others to hear the gospel. The church administers the sacraments. The church is the instrument through which God brings people to him to do his will. Paul went to a member of the Church and he was baptized. The church one faith, one baptism ONE Lord. The path to the Lord is narrow and the path to destruction is broad.