The Roman Road to Salvation
Selected Bible verses from the book of Romans
(King James version)
3:10 As it is written: "There is none righteous, no, not one;" (This means that there is no one who does right all of the time, or who is totally pure in heart and life.)
3:11 There is none that understandeth; There is none that seeketh after God. (No one, left to himself, will seek to find God, for he doesn’t understand the condition he is in.)
3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. (No matter how good we live, there is still sin in our lives. And, because of sin, we all fall short of what God wants us to be.)
6:23a For the wages of sin is death. ("Wages" is payment or a paycheck. because we are sinners, if we die in our sins, the paycheck we will receive will be "death," eternal separation from God.)
5:8 But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Do you want to know how much God loves you? Look at the cross. Christ was punished by death for your sins.)
6:23b ..but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. (Do you want forgiveness of your sins? Do you want to be saved? You can have it as a free gift from God. How? Read on.)
10:9a That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus ("Confess" means to tell God what you believe about Jesus Christ. He wants to know that you believe Jesus is Lord and Savior, and that you believe His death on the cross was in payment for your sins. Next…)
10:9b ..and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, (God wants to know that you believe that Jesus is alive today. Then…)
10:9c ..thou shalt be saved. (That’s God’s promise: If you acknowledge your belief in Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection – that He did this for you – God will give you eternal life. How do you acknowledge this? Read one more verse.)
10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved."
("Call" means to pray. When you pray, you "confess" and "believe" – verse 9. Then God will save you. It’s as simple as that. He’s just waiting on you to call. Will you do it now? Here’s a sample prayer but just saying the words alone will not save you. Do you know that you are a sinner and that you need a savior? Do you believe that Christ paid the cost and that you only have to believe? If God's spirit is calling you to believe, don't wait! call out to him right now, asking God to save you and He will.)
"Dear God, I know that I am a sinner. And because I am a sinner, I know that I will never be with You in heaven. But I want to be saved so I can be with You in heaven. I confess to You that I believe that Jesus is the Savior who died on the cross, receiving punishment for my sins. I also believe that He was raised from the dead and is alive today. I want Him to be Lord of my life. Amen."