Romans 10:9-10 is used by many well-meaning Christians in an endeavor to bring someone to faith in Christ. read more
That stated, public confession is an important part of the Christian faith. A person who confesses Jesus is Lord and believes affirms he or she is saved. Both the external action of confession and the internal belief are important for the true believer. In other words, a person can confess Jesus is Lord and not truly believe in his or her heart; but if a person both confesses publically and believes inwardly, it shows that person is truly saved. read more
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.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.