The Roman Road - Path to Salvation
The Roman Road: A Well-engineered Path to Salvation
The Roman Road is a collection of verses in Paul's Epistle to the Romans that offers a clear and structured path to Jesus Christ. Although many people believe they will go to heaven because they have lived a good life, done charity work, been baptized as a child, attended church, or treated others fairly, the Bible declares that none of us can live up to God's standards of righteousness. Therefore, we need a road to God that doesn't rely on anything we do, but rather, relies on the gift of His grace alone.
The Roman Road: Follow this Map
The Roman Road provides a detailed map for our salvation and eternal fellowship with God. Just follow these steps:
1. We must acknowledge God as the Creator of everything, accepting our humble position in God's created order and purchase. Romans 1:20-21:
"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened."
2. We must realize that we are sinners and that we need forgiveness. None of us are worthy under God's standards. Romans 3:23:
"For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God."
3. God gave us the way to be forgiven of our sins. He showed us His love by giving us the potential for life through the death of His Son, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:8:
"But God demonstrates His love toward us, in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
4. If we remain sinners, we will die. However, if we repent of our sins, and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, we will have eternal life. Romans 6:23:
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
5. Confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead and you are saved. Romans 10:9-10:
"That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
6. There are no other religious formulas or rituals. Just call upon the name of the Lord and you will be saved!" Romans 10:13:
"For whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved."
7. Determine in your heart to make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life today.
"For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen."
The Roman Road: Are You Ready?
The Roman Road shows you the path - are you ready to accept God's gift of Salvation now? If so, believe in what Jesus Christ did for you on the cross, repent of your sins, and commit the rest of your life to Him. This is not a ritual, just a prayerful guideline for your sincere step of faith:
"Heavenly Father, I come to you in prayer asking for the forgiveness of my sins. I confess with my mouth and believe with my heart that Jesus is your son, and that he died on the cross at calvary that I might be forgiven and have eternal life in the kingdom of heaven. Father, I believe that Jesus rose from the dead and I ask you right now to come in to my life and be my personal Lord and Saviour. I repent of my sins and will worship you all the days of my life! Because your word is truth, I confess with my mouth that I am born again and cleansed by the blood of Jesus! In Jesus' name. Amen.
If you read the Sinners Prayer and truely believe the words you read, then Praise the Lord as you have been saved and your name will appear in the "Lamb's Book of Life!"
The first step is to purchase a Bible, so that you can start your relationship with God! The next step is to find a local church where you and your family can go to worship.
If you are local to our church we welcome you to visit. When you tell us you have recently received Jesus as your Lord and Saviour we will have a bible to give you during our Sunday Morning Worship Service.