Many people quote Romans 10:13. "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Most of these same people will fail to apply the rest of the Bible. The word of God also states that Jesus Christ is Lord of all (Acts 10:36). And that whatsoever we do in word or deed is to be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, to the glory of God (Colossians 3:17). Paul himself applied the name of the Lord (Jesus) to his baptism, he called upon His in it (Acts 22:16). The former disciples of John the Baptist believed, and they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 19:5). The Lord commanded every believer in Him to be baptized into His name (Mark 16:15-17). That is because faith apart from deeds is dead (James 2:19-26).
The Scriptures clearly tell us that if we confess Jesus with our mouth, and believe in our heart that God raised Him from the dead, that we shall be saved. A good example of this is found in the book of Acts 8:34-39. The eunuch asked Philip what hindered him from being baptized. He replied, "If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest." And he answered (the eunuch) and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." Thereafter Philip commanded the chariot to stop, and he baptized the eunuch in the name of the Lord Jesus by immersion in that desert. In fact, Paul wrote to these same Romans earlier that if we have been buried with Him (here he specifically mentions the name of the Lord Jesus Christ) in our baptism, we shall also arise in the newness of life (Romans 6:3-5). We are raised up because of belief in the operation of God, who has raised up Christ from the dead (Colossians 2:10-12). We all have become the children of God because of our faith. By it we have put on Christ in our baptism (Galatians 3:26-28).
Another verse taken out of context is Ephesians 2:8-9. "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Yet we must also read verse ten. "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." So here we are clearly told that Jesus is our foundation, and that we by His grace coupled with our faith are created unto good works, that are to be completed in his name. "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ" ( 1 Corinthians 3:11). God initiates, chooses or stirs up a person who has faith to follow Him (Isaiah 64:7; John 15:14-16; Revelations 17:4).
Plainly the Bible never contradicts itself. Men who follow after vain traditions (much like the Pharisees in the days of Jesus) will, and have always done so (Mark 7:8). Paul warned us all of this fact in Colossians 2:8. "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ." It is much better to trust in the Lord than in men (Psalms 118:8; Proverbs 3:5). May God bless and enrich you through the name of the Lord Jesus Christ is my hope (John 14:6; Philippians 4:19).