As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him. (Colossians 2:6)
I think it is a completely wrong concept in Christian circles to look upon Jesus as a kind of divine nurse to whom we can go when sin has made us sick, and after He has helped us, to say, “Goodbye, Jesus”—and go on our own way.
Suppose I go into a hospital in need of a blood transfusion. After the staff has ministered to me and given their services, do I just slip out with a cheery “goodbye”—as though I owe them nothing and it was kind of them to help me in my time of need?
That may sound far out to you, but it draws a picture of attitudes among us today.
But the Bible never in any way gives us such a concept of salvation. Nowhere are we ever led to believe that we can use Jesus as a Savior and not own Him as our Lord. He is the Lord and as the Lord He saves us, because He has all of the offices of Savior, Christ, High Priest, and Wisdom and Righteousness and Sanctification and Redemption!
He is all of these—and all of these are embodied in Him as Christ, the Lord!