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So have you walked the ROMANS ROAD?
ROMANS ROAD OF SALVATION
- Everyone needs salvation because we have all sinned.
br>- Romans 3:10-12, and 23
br>As the Scriptures say, “No one is righteous—not even one. No one is truly wise; no one is seeking God. All have turned away; all have become useless. No one does good, not a single one.” … For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
- The price (or consequence) of sin is death.
br>- Romans 6:23
br>For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Jesus Christ died for our sins. He paid the price for our sin.
br>- Romans 5:8
br>But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
- We receive salvation and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.
br>- Romans 10:9-10, and 13
br>If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved … For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
- Salvation through Jesus Christ brings us into a relationship of peace with God.
br>- Romans 5:1
br>Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.
br>- Romans 8:1
br>So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.
br>- Romans 8:38-39
br>And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
RESPONDING TO ROMANS ROAD
If you believe Romans Road leads to the path of truth, you can respond by receiving God’s free gift of salvation today. You may pray the following prayer or similar to express your desire.
I admit that I am a sinner and understand that the punishment for sin is death. I believe that Jesus Christ DIED on the cross, was BURIED, and RESURRECTED to save me from sin. I repent of my sin and turn my life over to you. I accept through faith, simple trust in Jesus Christ, His free gift of salvation.
Have you responded TO ROMANS ROAD?
If you have taken this step of faith, the Bible says you are now a child of God and the angels in heaven are rejoicing.
Luke 15:10 “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
You are a new creation—your old self in which sin separated you from our holy God has died and you now are a new creation in Christ. Jesus has come to live inside of you in the person of the Holy Spirit and now Christ lives this life through you.
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
Galatians 2:20-21 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”
The last part of the verse is very important. We do not come to Christ by His grace only to then live our Christian life in our own strength, trying to gain favor or white-knuckle through what we should do. As we draw closer to Christ and surrender daily to His will and His work in and through us, it is His life expressed through us, not our efforts at good works.
Here are a few suggestions to help you grow in your relationship with Christ:
- Study the Bible – Matthew 4:4 says, “Jesus answered, ‘It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Spend time with your Heavenly Father daily so that, just as food sustains your body, the Word of God sustains your life.
- Share your faith – The Great Commission that Jesus gave all believers in Matthew 28:19-20 is this: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Jesus has offered you a treasure of grace and eternal life. Share word of that treasure with others.
- Church and Fellowship – Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Find a Bible believing church in your area with a Statement of Faith similar to the one posted here on our website—one that teaches that God’s grace, not your works, are what makes you acceptable in God’s eyes. And meet often with other believers in fellowship.
- Daily prayer – I tell my young son that just as he and I grow closer by talking, communicating, and spending time together, that is how you grow closer to God as well. Spend time in prayer each day thanking Him for His provisions and blessings, worshiping Him for all He is, and sharing your heart with Him, asking Him for your needs and desires, believing He hears you.
- Consider being baptized – Even though baptism does not save a person, it is a great expression to others of your new relationship with God and a great symbol of the new life in Christ you are now experiencing. It is a public declaration of your faith and if and when you feel led, your church will be able to help you get baptized.
- Identity in Christ – It’s been said that all of our issues in life come from two flaws in our foundation—we either do not truly know who GOD IS, or we do not truly know who WE are IN CHRIST. Now that you are in Christ, spend some time meditating on who God is and who He says you are to Him. A great place to start is June Hunt’s book, “Seeing Yourself Through God’s Eyes”