Before reading on, please make sure you
know what ETERNITY means.
The Roman Road to Eternal Salvation
The ROMAN ROAD....is a pathway you can walk.
The "Roman Road" is a series of Bible verses from the book of Romans in the New Testament.
If you walk down this road you will end up understanding how to be saved.
Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
We all have sin in our hearts. We all were born with sin--ALL of us.
We were born under the power of sin's control. You need to understand that and believe it.
- Admit that you are a sinner.
Romans 6:23a "...For the wages of sin is death...
Sin has an ending and it results in death. We all face physical death, which is a result of sin.
But a worse death is spiritual death that alienates us from God, and will last for all eternity.
The Bible teaches that there is a place called the Lake of Fire where lost people will be in torment forever.
It is the place where people who are spiritually dead will remain--for all of eternity.
- Understand that you deserve death for your sin.
Romans 6:23b "...but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Salvation is a free gift from God to you! You can't earn this gift, but you must reach out and freely receive it.
- Ask God to forgive you and save you.
Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us,
in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
When Jesus died on the cross He paid sin's penalty. He paid the price for all sin,
and when He took all the sins of the world on Himself on the cross,
He bought us out of slavery to sin and death! The only condition is that we
believe in Him and what He has done for us, understanding
that we are now joined with Him, and that He is our life.
He did all this because He loved us and gave Himself for us!
- Give your life to God... His love poured out in Jesus on the cross is your only hope to have forgiveness and change. His love bought you out of being a slave to sin.
His love is what saves you -- not religion, or church membership. God loves you!
Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Whosoever means YOU! Jesus is addressing you, in whatever condition you are.
- Call out to God in the name of Jesus!
Romans 10: 9,10 "...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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
If you know that God is knocking on your heart's door, ask Him to come into your heart.
Revelation 3:20a "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:
if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him..."
Is Jesus knocking on your heart's door?
- Believe in Him.
- Ask Him to come in to your heart by faith,
and ask Him to reveal Himself to you.
- Open the Bible to the Gospel of John and read what God
says about Jesus, about you, and about being born again.
- God will help you. He loves you.
- You need to look for a local church where
God's word is preached. The Bible says that we are to desire
God's word like a newborn baby desires mother's milk.
Aren't you hungry to know the truth?
Water baptism is one of the ways you first show that you have been joined to Jesus.
This is an action, and actions will not save you.
However, it is an act of obedience and a symbol of commitment.
The symbolism is this:
When you go down in the water you show that
You have been crucified and buried with Him,
And when you come up out of the water you show that
you have been raised to walk with Him in newness of life.
(See Romans chapter 6)
If your heart is truthful, you have been born again.
(See John chapter 3)
Your body has become God's temple, separate from your old life.
Your heart is where He lives and He now resides within you.
Forgiveness is yours in And you belong to Him.
You were sin's slave. But now...
You are a child of GOD!
many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become
children of God, even to those who believe in His name!"[ohn 1:12]
Salvation is a gift of God--and it's free!
HERE'S HOW TO BE SAFE FOR ALL OF ETERNITY