Many people will debate whether or not a person must make Jesus Christ Lord of one’s life in order to be saved. While both sides make interesting points, we should look at the salvation experiences and passages in the Bible.
The thief on the cross
And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. Luke 23:42
The day of Pentecost
Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Acts 2:36
Saul/Paul on the Damascus road
And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. Acts 9:6
The Philippian jailer
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Acts 16:31
The gift of God
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
The one we must confess
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. Romans 10:9
The one upon whom we must call
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13
Do you see a pattern in God’s word? Seems pretty clear where the Bible stands on Lordship salvation.