The Romans Road to salvation refers to a simple yet powerful way of explaining the Gospel or the "good news" of salvation by referring to Bible verses from the book of Romans that was written by the Apostle Paul.
The Romans Road to Salvation Answers These Burning Questions . . .
- Why Do We Need Salvation?
- How Did God Provide Salvation?
- How Can We Receive Salvation?
- What Are the Results of Salvation?
Why Do We Need Salvation?
Romans 3:23 states, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." — Sin isn't limited to extreme horrors. We all miss the mark of perfection that God is. For a detailed explanation of sin and the nature that is borne in our flesh, read Romans 3:10-18.
Romans 6:23 teaches us about the consequences of sin in our lives: "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." — Our deserved "wages" or payback would be spiritual death.
How Does God Provide Salvation?
Romans 6:23 also states the free gift of eternal life, the opposite of our deserved death, is available in Christ Jesus if we make Him Lord of our lives. Romans 5:8 reveals, "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." — This verse shows that Christ's death occurred "while we were still sinners," not after cleaning up our lives. Simply put, Jesus' death paid the price for our sins and His resurrection is proof that God accepted His death as payment.
How Can We Receive Salvation?
Romans 10:9 ensures us, "If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." —
Our two parts in this are:
- A declaration with our mouths (in prayer) that He is to be Master of our lives and...
- A sincere belief deep in our hearts that He proved whom He said He was by rising from the dead.
Romans 10:13 repeats again, "For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
What Are the Results of Our Salvation?
Romans 5:1 declares, "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ". Simply through faith in Jesus's sacrifice for our sin, we are no longer at odds with our creator but have peace with Him. Just like changing places, He made it as though He was the sinner and we were as perfect as He is. Romans 8:1 gives us confidence, "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."
Romans 8:38-39 gives us a reassuring promise, "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." —
So nothing, now/later, in life/death, can separate us from His love.
Would You Like to Follow the Romans Road to Salvation?
You can do so by praying a similar prayer in your own words. Please know the words of the prayer alone will not save you, but it is by faith alone in Christ Jesus that gives us salvation.
"Father, I've done wrong in Your sight. I humbly confess I deserve any penalty You see fit, but You said in Your Word that Your Son, Jesus Christ, accepted the punishment for my sin so I could be saved from eternal death. I believe You, and I believe Christ rose from the dead on the third day to prove He had conquered death. I know my only hope is You. I can't be good on my own. Please save me and allow me to be reconciled to You as a perfect, innocent child in Your sight who longs to be with You forever. Thank you, Lord, for saving me! Amen!"
If you are already a believer in Christ, I encourage you to share this wonderful message with others.