Weâ€™ve been taught if folks make a decision, pray the â€śsinnerâ€™s prayer,â€ť or are baptized and pass confirmation, they are saved regardless of how live afterward. Essentially, Jesus continually saves people who never bow their knee to Him as Lord in this life, a teaching resulting in nominal Christians and false converts. We donâ€™t teach the need to â€śmake Jesus Lordâ€ť or engage in good works to get saved. Weâ€™re saved by grace alone (Eph 2:8â€“9), which leads us to good works (v. 10)â€”which is why James 1â€“2 describes the kind of faith that produces no good works as a dead faith. Therefore, Christâ€™s first command is to â€śrepentâ€ť (Mk 1:15; Mt 3:2), and Scriptures says that â€śif you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be savedâ€ť (Rm 10:9â€“10).