While all roads don’t lead to Rome, here’s the Roman Road that can lead you to the ONE True God.
True God is a righteous and holy God. He hates sin and sinners. Sin is not defined by man, but by God.He has showed us the right thing to do, through His word.
It is written in the bible, in Psalm 5:4-5
“4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.”
Like good food served in a very dirty plate, Its impossible to please God by doing good or living good unless we are cleansed of Sin. God has prepared a way for man to escape His wrath in hell and enter His Kingdom while on earth.
It is written in the bible, in John 3:16 “16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
The Roman Road: Follow this Map
The Roman Road provides a detailed map for our salvation and eternal fellowship with God. Just follow these steps:
1. God created everything and as we look around, we see the greatness of His work, in everything in the universe and its order. Acknowledging the creator in all humility and gratefully draws us closer to Him.
It is written in the bible, in Romans 1:20-21“20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.“
2. We must realize that we are sinners and that we need forgiveness. None of us are worthy under God’s standards.
It is written in the bible, in Romans 3:23 “23For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God.”
3. God gave us the way to be forgiven of our sins. He showed us His love by giving us the potential for life through the death of His Son, Jesus Christ.
It is written in the bible, in Romans 5:8 “8But God demonstrates His love toward us, in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
4. If we continue to live as sinners, we will be destroyed by the wrath of God. However, if we repent of our sins, confess our sins to God, and accept Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son as our Lord and Savior, we will have eternal life.
It is written in the bible, in 1 John 1:9
“9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
It is written in the bible, in Romans 6:23 “23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
5. The bible says if you Confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, and you will be saved.
It is written in the bible, in Romans 10:9-10 “10That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
6. There are no other religious formulas or rituals. Just call upon the name of the Lord and you will be saved!
It is written in the bible, in Romans 10:13 “13For whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
7. Determine in your heart to make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life today.
It is written in the bible, in Romans 11:36 “36For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.”
The Roman Road: Are You Ready?
The Roman Road shows you the path – are you ready to accept God’s gift of Salvation now? If so, believe in what Jesus Christ did for you on the cross, repent of your sins, and commit the rest of your life to Him. This is not a ritual, just a prayerful guideline for your sincere step of faith:
“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
“Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38)
If you decided to receive Jesus today, welcome to God’s family. Now, as a way to grow closer to Him, the Bible tells us to follow up on our commitment.
Get Baptized, as commanded by Jesus Christ.
Tell someone else about your new faith in Christ.
Spend time with God each day. It does not have to be a long period of time. Just develop the daily habit of praying to Him and reading His Word. Ask God to increase your faith and your understanding of the Bible. Seek to interact and have fellowship with those who believe in Jesus.