What Is the Romans Road to Salvation?
Romans Road to Salvation .pdf
Scriptures and Commentary
When I was a new Christian, I heard about the Romans Road to Salvation, and someone even quoted all the verses to me.
The problem is that I did not yet understand the meaning behind the scriptures, so I found it to be a little confusing. New believers and unbelievers are often turned off by the gospel message when it becomes confusing.
The Apostle Paul said, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:3).
Finding the way to Christ is simple and the Romans Road is a great path to get there.
Romans Road to Salvation No one can make us believe the truth of the gospel, but every believer is able to teach anyone about it. When you are a believer you are “in Christ” and therefore you have the power to teach others about Him.
The Romans Road witnessing method has been used for years and years and has been proven to be an effective way to teach folks about Jesus and why they need Him as their Savior.
The Romans Road walks you along through the scriptures that Paul wrote to the Romans. In these few passages you can see and explain to an unbeliever everyone’s sinful condition and the remedy through Jesus Christ. It is a road full of hope and inevitably when someone is willing to trade in their own thinking and agree with God, they will see their need for a Savior.
To apply a remedy, you must first admit that there is a problem. Admitting that you are a sinner is the first step on the Romans Road. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden they committed the first sin. Since that time every human has been born with that sin nature.
As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one
For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
The Bad News
Because we have sinned God expects a payment (wage) for that sin. The only payment He accepts is death. The place that God has prepared for sinners is called Hell.
All human’s destination is Hell because they are all sinners. Death is what we deserve because we owe a debt for our sin.
Romans 6:23a For the wages of sin is death
The Good News
There is good news! God loves us so much that He offered His only begotten Son, Jesus to pay our sin debt for us. This is a gift. The gift is available to every human.
When we believe that Jesus died for us to pay our debt, personally, we can have life ETERNALLY.
Now we believe in what Jesus did on the cross our destination changes from Hell to Heaven when we leave this earth.
Romans 6:23b but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord
Such a big promise
A couple more steps on the Romans Road show us more promises from our Heavenly Father.
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
You have a choice and it’s personal
God wants to hear it from you. He wants you to confess (profess) that Jesus is the only One perfect enough to pay your sin debt and that you believe Jesus died on the cross for you.
God wants you to make it personal.
When you feel that nudging at your heart it is because the Holy Spirit is calling you to believe. You believe in your heart and when you say it out loud that is so everyone else around you can rejoice in your decision to accept Jesus as your Savior.
It is not necessary for you to do anything but repent and believe –
We do what the Thief on the cross did, we believe and asked.
You do not need to join a church.
You do not need to walk an aisle.
You do not need to complete a decision card.
You do not need to repeat a sinner’s prayer to simply be reading words.
You do not need to be religious.
You do not need to be baptized and perform a religious ceremony to get saved.
9 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.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
1, REPENT toward God.
2, Ask and Believe on Jesus to save you and only Jesus to save you.
What is an example of repentance?
The repentant thief on the cross never actually said he was sorry but he did admin that he was desrving of the punnishment that he is recieving for his actions – what ever they were. (at least there is no record of it). He repented by changing his attitude and behavior towards God and Jesus. He called Him Lord and professed his faith in Jesus and the resurrection, while everyone else was still mocking Him.
Newness of life
When you have shared this Romans Road to Salvation with someone and they believe the gospel of their salvation the Holy Spirit comes into their heart and gives them the power to walk in newness of life here on earth.
The next thing that this new believer needs is someone to walk along side of them as they learn how to walk with the Lord – this is called discipleship. Learning about the Lord and His ways is essential to growing as a new Christian.
Be His witness
Acts 2:32 (KJV)
32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
I hope that if you are a new Christian or even one who has been walking with the Lord for a long time that this will help you to understand how this method can be used as a great witnessing tool to lead someone to Jesus.
If you have known the Lord for a long time and have not come along side of anyone else who needs discipleship, I pray that you will surrender to that call.
Everyone needs someone and that someone might be you!
Here is how you can accept Christ into your life:
- Acknowlede that your you are a sinner before a Holy God.
(I am a sinner)
- Be willing to change your heart and attitude toward God.
(Repentance toward God)
- Believe that Jesus Christ died for your sin debt on the cross and rose from the grave and that Jesus is alive and will save you if you ask Him to.
(Be saved by faith – simply ask Jesus the Christ to save you.)
- Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to save you.
(Receive him as Lord and Savior)
We suggest a prayer like this one:
Heavenly and Almighty God, I come before you humbled and sorrowful, aware of my sin against you, and I am ready to *repent toward You. I confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus Christ, and I believe with my heart that Jesus died for my sins, paid my sin debt, and arose on the 3rd day and that Jesus the Christ is alive in Heaven with You. I now call up the Lord Jesus Christ to save me. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for saving me and giving me everlasting life with you.
Holy Spirit, help me to walk in your way, leaving behind my old life and starting a new life in you. I ask this is the name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior.
*Metanoia – change your mind and heart about God and sin.