God is the Creator of Life
Romans 1:20 – 21 (NIV) 20” For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. 21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.”
God reveals himself to us – His divine nature and personal qualities – through nature. We must acknowledge God as the Creator and sustainer of life.
Second stop on The Roman Road to Salvation…
Why We Need Salvation – The Fact of Our Sin
Romans 3:23 (NIV) 23 ”for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
We must recognize that we are sinners and that we do not meet God’s perfect standards. Sin is serious in God’s sight and that sin includes thoughts, words, and actions. All sin (i.e. hatred and lust) makes us sinners not just the big obvious sins, like murder and adultery (Romans 5:12).
Third stop on The Roman Road to Salvation…
Man’s Inability and Responsibility
Romans 10:9 – 10 (NIV) 9 ”That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”
We must believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who died on the cross, rose from the dead, and is Lord. We must trust in Jesus alone to make us right with God. Salvation involves believing in our hearts (inward belief) and an outward confession that Jesus is Lord.
Romans 10:13 (NIV) 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
There is no complicated formula to salvation; Jesus paid the price of our sin for us. Our response is to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. If we do we will be saved from the eternal death in Hell to the eternal life in Heaven.
Final stop on The Roman Road to Salvation…
Results of Salvation
Romans 8:1 (NIV) 1 ”Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
By accepting Jesus’ death as a payment for our sins, we will never be condemned for our sins.
Romans 5:1 (NIV) 1 ”Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,”
Peace with God means we have been reconciled to Him through Jesus Christ. We can now have a relationship with the living God, because sin no longer separates us from Him.
Are you uncertain whether or not you would go to heaven if you were to die today? Have you followed The Roman Road to Salvation? Will you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior today? You can pray to God right now and claim the promises of His word as your own.