The “Romans Road to Salvation” is verses of scripture from the New Testament book of Romans, to assist the soul winner in presenting the Plan of Salvation.
Key Scriptures for this study are:
- Romans 10:9
- Romans 3:23
- Romans 6:23
- Romans 5:8
- Romans 10:13
The road to Salvation is a journey that will lead to a transformed life full of peace and joy. It is a journey we all must take if we have a desire to know our Savior Jesus Christ. Each one of us was born into sin due to the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, but we all have a choice on how to live our lives. If we choose to step out in faith to walk the Romans Road to Salvation path, we are committing our hearts and our whole selves to Christ. We are committing ourselves to live a sinless life.
When we journey onto the Romans Road to Salvation, we are stepping into the light and leaving behind the darkness that once had control over our lives. God sent His only Son to die on the cross for each one of us, so that we could not only have eternal life, but have a life free from the bondage of sin.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Sin means refusing to do God’s will and failing to do all that God wants. Since Adam’s rebellion against God, our adamic nature (our flesh, not our spirit) is to disobey Him. Our sin cuts us off from God. Sin causes us to want to live our own way rather than God’s way. Because God is morally perfect, just, and fair, He is right to condemn sin. This is why we are to live sinless lives before the Lord.
Sin separates us from God and if our nature is to be like Christs’, then we are to live freely from sin in every aspect of our lives.
Each one of us has sinned prior to coming to know Jesus as our Savior. We have sinned by either rebelling against God’s ways or by ignoring to do His will. No matter what our backgrounds are or how hard we try to live good and moral lives, we cannot earn Salvation or remove our sin on our own. Only Christ can save us and help us to live a life free from sin.
When God sent His Son to earth, He did so to show us the right way to live. Jesus came in the form of a man, facing the same struggles and temptations we face today. Jesus showed us that it is possible to live a life free from sin. He showed us it is possible to live in the world among sinners, but to be separate from them in what we do, where we go, and how we talk.
Jesus Christ is our example on how to live holy.
To begin this journey, we have to start at the very beginning and get to the heart of the issue that keeps us separated from Christ. We have to recognize what sin is.
- Sin: Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
- Some sins seem bigger than others because their obvious consequences are much more serious. Murder, for example, seems to be worse than hatred, and adultery seems worse than lust. This does not mean that if one commits a lesser sin of lying that we deserve eternal life with Christ.
- All sin makes us sinners, and all sin cuts us off from our holy God. All sin, therefore leads to death because it disqualifies us from living with God, regardless of how great or small the sin seems.
- All sins can be forgiven.
Once we recognize what sin is and understand the consequences of sinning, we can continue journeying on towards life.
- Life: Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
- No matter how bad our past or our present may seem to be, Jesus is able to save us and cleanse our hearts as white as snow.
- In order to receive the promise of eternal life, we must go to Christ with a sincere heart and repent of our sins, asking for forgiveness. Once we have received forgiveness, we must live a life pleasing to God from that moment on.
- We are free to choose between death (sin) and life (Salvation & eternal life), but we are not free to adjust the consequences of our choice.
- Sins currency is eternal death. That is all we can expect or hope for in this lifetime without Christ in our lives. Yes, we may live happy, good lives and be a good person, but that alone will not grant us eternal life with our Savior.
- Christ’s currency is eternal life- new life with God that begins on earth (when we repent & receive Salvation) and continues forever with God.
- What choice have you made?
Once we realize that this Romans Road to Salvation journey is up to the choices we make, we will learn just how much God loves each of us.
- Sacrifice: Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
- God loves us so much that He gave His only Son for us to have Salvation. God didn’t have to send Jesus to earth to be our Savior, but He loves us so much it is not His desire that any of us should perish into sin.
- Whenever you feel uncertain about God’s love for you, remember that He loved you even before you turned to Him.
God’s love is real. It is a love that never runs dry and will always be there for each of us. His love is able to transform us into holy children of God.
The god of this world, Satan, does not love us and he disguises sin to look like fun and good times. He will disguise drinking as fun and okay, but will never show the heartache it can bring yourself or your family or why it is unbecoming of a Christian to do. He will disguise cussing as something normal to do because we are not perfect, but won’t show you why we shouldn’t be speaking the same as those who don’t know the Lord. He won’t show you the spiritual dangers of going out to bars and clubs. These are just examples of what he does to entice us into thinking it is okay to live like the world.
Sin is not love. Christ showing us the way to holy, sinless living is love.
Once we decide on our choice, we can journey on to the most beautiful gift we could ever receive. We will learn and see just how simple Christ has made it for us to be saved and transformed.
- Salvation: Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
- Romans 10:9 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
- Salvation is for the whosoever wills.
- Salvation is for the drunks or those who drink.
- Salvation is for the smoker.
- Salvation is for the addicts.
- Salvation is for the abusers and the abused.
- Salvation is for the adulterer.
- Salvation is for each one of us.
- If you would just pray to the Lord and ask for forgiveness of your sins, He will save you and He will lift a heavy weight from your shoulders you never even noticed you had been carrying.
- The key to Salvation is a repentant heart.
- If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior today or maybe you knew Him once as your Savior, but you are holding on to sins you can’t seem to let go of, pray and ask God to forgive you of your sins and to change you into His image. He did it for me and He will do it for you too.
- This is how you become a Christian, free from the bondage of sin.
Our journey through the Romans Road to Salvation is meant to be walked in faith. We all must journey through this path to discover Salvation and just how wonderful Jesus really is. Do not let your past or your present hold you back from a lifetime with Jesus as your Savior. Choose life today and lay the things that are holding you back from the Lord at the cross.