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Receiving salvation should be the most important goal for Christians. I say this because without salvation we will not be delivered from our sins, we will suffer greatly in this world, and we will never experience the gift of eternal life.
It’s been on my heart to write an article about salvation for a while. I’ve been praying about the best way to share the gift of salvation without complicating it. The Lord answered my prayer about this a few weeks ago when a pastor shared a message with the Romans Road to Salvation.
I know the message but it’s more about making it easy for others to understand. The Romans Road to Salvation shares the Truth of salvation clearly and it’s completely backed up by scripture.
Sharing about obtaining salvation has been a struggle for me because I get a lot of opinions and nasty comments on my site about salvation. People just don’t understand that it’s a free gift and there are no “works” attached to it. I’m not here to argue with people, I’m here to share the Truth and freedom in Christ.
Thankfully, the Bible is the only Truth because it’s God-inspired so there is no way to argue with it. People may not agree with what it says but that doesn’t change what it says.
Romans Road to Salvation
Let’s look at how we can obtain salvation through the book of Romans in the Bible. Romans is one of my favorite books in the Bible because Paul makes it really clear about what pleases God.
People often use the excuse that studying the Bible is hard so they don’t read it. The book of Romans is very easy to read and understand.
The Roman Road as it’s also referred to is a great way to understand salvation. Paul gets right to the point in Romans so there shouldn’t be any confusion on what I will be sharing here.
Romans Road to Salvation Printable
I created this Romans Road to Salvation printable to help you remember the road to travel to receive salvation. I included a color version (pictured below) and a black-and-white version in the same pdf file. Click this Romans Road to Salvation printable link to get your free download.
Romans Road Verses
The Romans salvation verses below are from the King James Version.
Romans 3:10 “There is None Righteous”
The first stop on the Romans Road is Romans 3:10. This verse specifically says:
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” Romans 3:10
The Bible is clear that we are all sinners. We are all born into sin because of the fall of Adam and Eve. If someone says they have not sinned, they are lying. The only perfect “righteous” person to walk this earth was Jesus.
In order for us to start our journey on the Romans Road to Salvation, we need to acknowledge that we are not “righteous”. If we think we are “righteous” then there would be no need for a Savior in our life.
The definition of righteous is “morally right or justifiable”.
Romans 3:23 “All Have Sinned and Have Fallen Short”
The next stop on the Roman Road is Romans 3:23. This verse specifically says:
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3:23
Now that we’ve come to terms that we are not “righteous”, we need to accept the fact that we are all sinners. Everyone has sinned and has fallen short of the glory of God.
We fall short because somewhere in our lives, we haven’t given Him the glory that is due to Him. The way we speak, the way we act, the things we think…don’t always give Him glory. We also question and don’t fully trust Him with our lives.
This list could go on and on because we are all guilty of something. I’m not here to tear you down. I’m here to bring you to the reality that none of us are perfect.
Thankfully, we will see in the upcoming Roman Road stops that there is a way to be justified which comes only from Him.
Romans 5:8 “Christ Died for Us”
The next stop on the Romans Road to Salvation is Romans 5:8. This verse specifically says:
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Think of how hard it would be for you to give up your child. God demonstrated His love for us by sending Jesus to earth. Jesus walked this earth for approximately 33 years.
He came to save the sinners. He lived an example that glorified the Lord while He was here. Then He took the penalty for our sins by dying a brutal death on the cross.
Romans 6:23 “The Wages of Sin is Death”
The next stop on the Romans Road is Romans 6:23. This verse specifically says:
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
Sin results in death. We are all born into sin and have the opportunity to turn from it. Once you get a taste of sin, you will experience the long road of pain that comes along with it.
We are presented with eternal life which is a gift from God. Eternal life can only be achieved through Jesus Christ. If we turn from our sin and opt to not take the road to death, we can receive the gift of eternal life.
This doesn’t mean you won’t experience physical death. This means that you will die physically but your spirit continues to live in the presence of the Lord forever.
You have the choice to choose to serve satan or God. God offers the greatest gift while satan offers pain. Your spirit can either live in hell after you die or in heaven. It’s your choice.
Romans 8:1 “There is No Condemnation for Those in Christ Jesus”
The next stop on the Romans Road is Romans 8:1. This verse specifically says:
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Romans 8:1
If you make the decision to follow Christ, then there is no condemnation (no punishment). If you choose to follow satan (walking after the flesh) then there will be condemnation (punishment). The definition of condemnation is “guilty and sentenced to punishment”.
It is important to understand here that there are only two ways to live your life. Matthew 12:30 says if you aren’t for Christ then you are against Christ. There is no middle road. One road leads to Christ (heaven) and one road leads to satan (hell).
It’s important to sit and think about which road you are on because that road will be your eternal destination. You have a choice to make. God gives us all the freedom to choose the path we want to take.
Romans 10:9 “If You Confess, You Will Be Saved”
The last stop on the Romans Road to Salvation is Romans 10:9. This verse specifically says:
“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.” Romans 10:9
Hopefully, by now you have a better understanding of who you are and what Jesus came here to do. This is where you find out what your need to do to obtain salvation.
The scripture above shares that we need to truly believe that Jesus died on the cross and that He rose from the dead. In other words, you need to have faith in Jesus Christ. Faith is the only requirement for salvation. Performing “works” won’t help you obtain salvation.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
The Bible verses above make it clear that we obtain salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. It’s by the grace of God that we receive this because we definitely don’t deserve it.
Don’t allow anyone to say it requires more than faith to obtain salvation. People get very confused here but all you need to do is focus on the verses in the Bible because it’s the only Truth.
Receiving Jesus into your life is life-changing. Once you receive Jesus, He will send the Holy Spirit to live within you. The Holy Spirit will reveal righteousness to you and convict you of doing wrong.
The faith that we have in Jesus will lead us to want to serve Him. That’s where “works” come in. You will have the desire to serve His kingdom. Don’t be afraid of this. God knows your heart and He will know if your “works” are genuine or if they are just for the acceptance of man.
Just a quick note here because I get a lot of comments about this. Baptism is not required for salvation. If it was then that means “works” would qualify for salvation. The scripture is very clear that “works” do not qualify. Baptism is a beautiful outward expression of your faith. However, God knows your heart and He knows if you truly have faith in Jesus Christ.
Prayer For Salvation
I pray that this Romans Road to Salvation explanation has helped you see your need for a Savior. We can’t save ourselves. God knows our sinful nature and thankfully, He loves us enough to give us a way out of it.
Here is a prayer you can pray if you have made the decision to take the Romans Road and receive Jesus into your life. There isn’t an exact prayer to pray but I thought it would be a good idea to give you a place to start. Remember that this prayer will not save you. Only true faith in Jesus Christ will.
In this prayer, You are connecting with the Father to admit you are a sinner, seek forgiveness, and ask Him to come into your life.
Father God, I know that I’m a sinner and I deserve punishment. I’m asking you today to please forgive me of my sins. I can see now that Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price for me. I believe all this in my heart and I’m asking for your grace and forgiveness in my life. I confess that Jesus is Lord and invite Him into my life. Thank you for the gift of eternal life. Amen.
Are You Taking The Romans Road to Salvation?
The Romans Road makes it very clear how we can obtain salvation. As scripture mentions above, eternal life is a gift from the grace of God. We don’t deserve it but He loves us so much that He wants to give us the opportunity to be with Him.
I’m praying that you will consider the Romans Road in your life. I received Jesus over 13 years ago and it is the best decision I have ever made. Is my life perfect? No. Is my life easy? No.
We are not promised a perfectly comfortable life in Christ but we do have a Hope that non-believers don’t have…eternal life. We have the presence of the Lord with us all the time which brings peace and understanding that He can only bring to us.
The promises of God are a great place to see what you will experience when you receive Jesus into your life.