The Romans Road

The Romans Road is a simple way to share the gospel with someone.  It contains four sets of verses, all from the book of Romans which is where it gets its name, that clearly explain the process of salvation.

The verses of the Romans Road are displayed in the upper left box for quick and easy reference. 

Romans 3:23

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

The bad news is that everyone is a sinner.  Everyone has failed to follow God’s commands.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The first part of this verse is also bad news.  Because we are sinners, we deserve death.  Death began when Adam and Eve first sinned and continues to this day.  But there is good news.  God offers us eternal life in Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

It’s not just enough to believe that Jesus lived and was a good man and created a religion.  The belief we must have is that Jesus died for our sins.  He took the penalty that we should have paid and died in our place.

Romans 10:9-10

That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

Is it really as easy as confessing and believing?  Yes it is.  But saying a one time prayer isn’t all there is to being a Christian.  Confessing that Jesus is Lord in a prayer is a start of a lifelong journey of belief.  Believing means putting your faith in something.  That means if we believe in Jesus, our life changes because whatever we believed in before is gone.  Yes we confess with our mouth, but our actions back up what we say.

Assurances from Romans

The book of Romans also gives us assurances and peace beyond just God’s plan of salvation. 

Romans 5:1

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, wehave peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:1

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:38-39

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.

Once we place our faith in Jesus we do not need to fear death any longer.  Our faith assures us of our salvation and nothing can take it away from us.

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