“What is the Romans Road to salvation?”The Romans Road to salvation is a way of explaining the good news of salvation using verses from the Book of Romans. It is a simple yet powerful method of explaining why we need salvation, how God provided salvation, how we can receive salvation, and what are the results of salvation.The first verse on the Romans Road to salvation isRomans 3:23, “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.”
We have all sinned. We have all done things that are displeasing to God. There is no one who is innocent.
Romans 3:10-18 gives a detailed picture of what sin looks like in our lives. As the Scriptures say,“No one is righteous— not even one. No one is truly wise;no one is seeking God. All have turned away; all have become useless.No one does good,not a single one.”“Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave.Their tongues are filled with lies.”“Snake venom drips from their lips.”“Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”“They rush to commit murder. Destruction and misery always follow them.They don’t know where to find peace.”“They have no fear of God at all.”
The second Scripture on the Romans Road to salvation, teaches us about the consequences of sin –
Romans 6:23“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.“
The punishment that we have earned for our sins is death. Not just physical death, but eternal death!The third verse on the Romans Road to salvation picks up where verse 23 left off, “but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Romans 5:8 declares, “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.“
Jesus Christ died for us! Jesus’ death paid for the price of our sins. Jesus’ resurrection proves that God accepted Jesus’ death as the payment for our sins.The fourth stop on the Romans Road to salvation is
Romans 10:9, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.“
Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, all we have to do is believe in Him, trusting His death as the payment for our sins – and we will be saved!
Romans 10:13says it again, “For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins and rescue us from eternal death. Salvation, the forgiveness of sins, is available to anyone who will trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.The fifth and final aspect of the Romans Road to salvation is the results of salvation. And has this has this wonderful message,
Romans 5:1“Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.”
We can now be assured that through Jesus Christ we can have a relationship of peace with God.
Romans 8:1“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, we will never be condemned for our sins. And now, we have this beautiful precious promise of Gods love for us
Romans 8:38-39“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.“Would you like to follow the Romans Road to salvation? If so, here is a simple prayer you can pray to God.Prayer can be connected to the act of placing your faith in Jesus alone for salvation.
The words themselves will not save you. Only faith in Jesus Christ can provide salvation!It is important to remember that salvation is not received by reciting a prayer or uttering certain words. The Bible nowhere records a person’s receiving salvation by a prayer.
Prayer can be connected to the act of placing your faith in Jesus alone for alvation, and saying this prayer is a way to declare that to God, with this prayer you can express your faith in Him and thank Him for providing for your salvation.
“God, I know that I have sinned against you and deserve punishment. But Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserve so that through faith in Him I could be forgiven. I receive Your offer of forgiveness and I accept Jesus as my personal Savior!
With your help, I place my trust in You for salvation. Thank You for Your wonderful grace and forgiveness – the gift of eternal life! Amen!”