Roman Road – With Questions and Answers

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The Romans Road to salvation is a way of explaining the good news of salvation using verses from the Book of Romans. It is a simple yet powerful method of explaining why we need salvation, how God provided salvation, how we can receive salvation, and what are the results of salvation.

The first verse on the Romans Road to salvation isRomans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” We have all sinned. We have all done things that are displeasing to God. There is no one who is innocent.Romans 3:10-18gives a detailed picture of what sin looks like in our lives. The second Scripture on the Romans Road to salvation,Romans 6:23, teaches us about the consequences of sin – “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” The punishment that we have earned for our sins is death. Not just physical death, but eternal death!

The third verse on the Romans Road to salvation picks up whereRomans 6:23left off, “but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”Romans 5:8declares, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus Christ died for us! Jesus’ death paid for the price of our sins. Jesus’ resurrection proves that God accepted Jesus’ death as the payment for our sins.

The fourth stop on the Romans Road to salvation isRomans 10:9, “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, all we have to do is believe in Him, trusting His death as the payment for our sins – and we will be saved!Romans 10:13says it again, “for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins and rescue us from eternal death. Salvation, the forgiveness of sins, is available to anyone who will trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

The final aspect of the Romans Road to salvation is the results of salvation.Romans 5:1has this wonderful message, “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Through Jesus Christ we can have a relationship of peace with God.Romans 8:1teaches us, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, we will never be condemned for our sins. Finally, we have this precious promise of God fromRomans 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.”

Would you like to follow the Romans Road to salvation? If so, here is a simple prayer you can pray to God. Saying this prayer is a way to declare to God that you are relying on Jesus Christ for your salvation. The words themselves will not save you. Only faith in Jesus Christ can provide salvation! “God, I know that I have sinned against you and am deserving of punishment. But Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserve so that through faith in Him I could be forgiven. With your help, I place my trust in You for salvation. Thank You for Your wonderful grace and forgiveness – the gift of eternal life! Amen!”

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Assurances:
1 John 5:13 (NLT)
John 3:36 (NLT)
John 6:47 (NLT)
John 3:16 (NLT)
1 John 5:1 (NLT)
1 John 5:11-12 (NLT)

Answers to questions:

“I’m too bad to be saved.”
Hebrews 7:25 (NLT)
Isaiah 1:18 (NLT)
“I have too much to give up.”
Mark 8:36 (NLT)
1 John 2:15-17 (NLT)
“I can’t hold out.”
1 Peter 1:5 (NLT)
Philippians 1:6 (NLT)
” I don’t know what others might think.”
Matthew 10:32-33 (NLT)
“Not now.”
Proverbs 27:1 (NLT)
2 Corinthians 6:2 (NLT)
“I’m doing the best that I can.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 (NLT)
Isaiah 64:6 (NLT)
“I’m not so bad”
James 2:10  (NLT)
Isaiah 53:6 (NLT)
“God does not condemn anyone”
John 3:18-36 (NLT)
Hebrews 9:27 (NLT)
“Will God accept me”
John 6:37 (NLT)
2 Peter 3:9 (NLT)
“I can’t understand the Bible.”
2 Corinthians 5:7 (NLT)
John 14:6 (NLT)
“Is Christ the only way.”
Acts 4:12 (NLT)
“I want to have fun now.”
Ecclesiastes 11:9 (NLT)
1 Corinthians 6:2 (NLT)
“Following Christ costs too much”
Mark 8:36 (NLT)
Luke 18:29,30 (NLT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assurances:
1 John 5:13 (NLT)
I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.

John 3:36 (NLT)
And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.

John 6:47 (NLT)
“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes has eternal life.

John 3:16 (NLT)
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

1 John 5:1 (NLT)
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too.

1 John 5:11-12 (NLT)
And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.

Answers to questions:

“I’m too bad to be saved.”
Hebrews 7:25 (NLT)
Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.

Isaiah 1:18 (NLT)
“Come now, let’s settle this,”
says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
I will make them as white as snow.
Though they are red like crimson,
I will make them as white as wool.

“I have too much to give up.”
Mark 8:36 (NLT)
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?

1 John 2:15-17 (NLT)
Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 17 And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.

“I can’t hold out.”
1 Peter 1:5 (NLT)
And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see.

Philippians 1:6 (NLT)
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

” I don’t know what others might think.”
Matthew 10:32-33 (NLT)
“Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.

“Not now.”
Proverbs 27:1 (NLT)
Don’t brag about tomorrow,
since you don’t know what the day will bring.

2 Corinthians 6:2 (NLT)
For God says,
“At just the right time, I heard you.
On the day of salvation, I helped you.”
Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.

“I’m doing the best that I can.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 (NLT)
God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.

Isaiah 64:6 (NLT)
We are all infected and impure with sin.
When we display our righteous deeds,
they are nothing but filthy rags.
Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall,
and our sins sweep us away like the wind.

“I’m not so bad”
James 2:10  (NLT)
For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God’s laws.

Isaiah 53:6 (NLT)
All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.
We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the Lord laid on him
the sins of us all.

“God does not condemn anyone”
John 3:18-36 (NLT)
“There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. 19 And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. 20 All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. 21 But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.”
22 Then Jesus and his disciples left Jerusalem and went into the Judean countryside. Jesus spent some time with them there, baptizing people.

23 At this time John the Baptist was baptizing at Aenon, near Salim, because there was plenty of water there; and people kept coming to him for baptism. 24 (This was before John was thrown into prison.) 25 A debate broke out between John’s disciples and a certain Jew over ceremonial cleansing. 26 So John’s disciples came to him and said, “Rabbi, the man you met on the other side of the Jordan River, the one you identified as the Messiah, is also baptizing people. And everybody is going to him instead of coming to us.”

27 John replied, “No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven. 28 You yourselves know how plainly I told you, ‘I am not the Messiah. I am only here to prepare the way for him.’ 29 It is the bridegroom who marries the bride, and the best man is simply glad to stand with him and hear his vows. Therefore, I am filled with joy at his success. 30 He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.

31 “He has come from above and is greater than anyone else. We are of the earth, and we speak of earthly things, but he has come from heaven and is greater than anyone else. 32 He testifies about what he has seen and heard, but how few believe what he tells them! 33 Anyone who accepts his testimony can affirm that God is true. 34 For he is sent by God. He speaks God’s words, for God gives him the Spirit without limit. 35 The Father loves his Son and has put everything into his hands. 36 And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.”

Hebrews 9:27 (NLT)
And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment,

“Will God accept me”
John 6:37 (NLT)
However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them.

2 Peter 3:9 (NLT)
The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.

“I can’t understand the Bible.”
2 Corinthians 5:7 (NLT)
For we live by believing and not by seeing.

John 14:6 (NLT)
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

“Is Christ the only way.”
Acts 4:12 (NLT)
There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”

“I want to have fun now.”
Ecclesiastes 11:9 (NLT)
Young people, it’s wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do.

1 Corinthians 6:2 (NLT)
Don’t you realize that someday we believers will judge the world? And since you are going to judge the world, can’t you decide even these little things among yourselves?

“Following Christ costs too much”
Mark 8:36 (NLT)
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?

Luke 18:29,30 (NLT)
“Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the Kingdom of God, 30 will be repaid many times over in this life, and will have eternal life in the world to come.”

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