Many Christians and pastors teach that the gospel message is strictly about receiving Christ as Savior, and that the Lordship of Christ has nothing to do with salvation. They make the accusation that Lordship salvation is a works-based salvation.
However, I think Paul would have no small discussion with them. He makes a real clear statement that “Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.”
I don’t know how one gets around that. Yes, He died and rose to be our Savior, but also to be our Lord and King.