*This post stands corrected since it’s first publication*
“For this commandment which I command you this day is not hidden from you, neither is it far away.
It is not in heaven, that you should say,“Who will go up for us to heaven, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it?”
Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, “Who will go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it?”
But the Word is very close to you, in your mouth, and in your heart, that you may do it.
Look, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil.”
~ Deuteronomy 30:12 ~
Romans 10:9 says
But the righteousness which is of faith speaks this way,
“Say not in your heart, ‘Who shall ascend into heaven?’ (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
Or, ‘Who shall descend into the deep?’ (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
But what does it say?
“The word is close to you, even in your mouth, and in your heart,” (that is, the word of faith, which we preach)
That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
I think Jesus (Yehoshua) said it best,
“he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved.”