There are a set of verses in the Bible known as the Romans Road. The Book of Romans was written by the Apostle Paul in the power of the Holy Spirit. The salvation verses in Romans clearly explain why we need to be saved, what God did to save us, and how to be saved. Saved from what? From dying in our sins separated from God for all eternity, that’s what! Saved from that place called hell where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth for all eternity. Knowing the Truth of God’s Word will set you free and the salvation of your soul depends on what you choose to do with God’s Truth. You will either accept it or reject it and there is no middle ground.
The first thing to understand is that we are all sinful and we need to be saved. Sin in the Greek means missing the mark of perfection. None of us are righteous in ourselves. Just look at this crazy world! There is a massive amount of evidence of sin and evil on this earth and we all desperately need our Creator.
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Sin has a wage and that wage is death. Every single one of us is dying from the moment we are born. We cannot escape that reality. Praise God that is not the end though! God has made a way to be saved from sin and death and that is the best news the world could ever hear!
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
God’s gift to the whole world was coming down to earth as a man, Jesus Christ, to die for us in order to forgive our sins and reconcile us back to Him! That is exciting news folks!
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
It is by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ that a person is saved and there is no other way. We cannot work our way into Heaven by being “good” people because we are not good. Our sins separate us from God until we are reconciled through faith in Jesus. It is through Jesus Christ alone that we are saved. How do we receive this great love and forgiveness from God? There is only one way to receive it and that is by faith.
“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. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile–the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Do you want God to richly bless you? Do you want to be forgiven of your sins? Do you want to be saved? Call on the Name of the Lord Jesus today! Today is the day of salvation because we are not promised a tomorrow!
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.”
“For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
God’s wrath is coming in the end and all the sin and wickedness of this world will be judged accordingly. I recommend receiving Jesus Christ before that time, so that God’s wrath will not be poured out on you.
“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 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.”
God loves us and that is why He died for us on a cross. He does not want us to perish. He longs for us to repent and turn to Him. The Greek word for repentance is “metánoia,” which means to change your mind or a change in the inner man. Change your mind and turn from going your own way in your sins and hostility towards God and choose to go God’s way. He loves you and He does not want you to die in your sins! When you believe in Jesus, you are set free from the bondage of sin and death, and you stand forgiven and reconciled with God!
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.”
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
2 Peter 3:9
“This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.”
Once you have truly received Jesus as your Lord and Savior by faith, you are saved and your salvation is secure in Jesus forever! If you would like to know more about that, please read my posts:
Once you receive Jesus by faith, you will receive the Holy Spirit, who empowers us to live righteously, convicts us of sin, and guides us in our lives and in God’s Word. Consider these verses Paul wrote in Ephesians and 2 Corinthians:
“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory.”
“Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”
2 Corinthians 1:21-22
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.”
When you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, God literally fills you up with His Holy Spirit. It is God’s seal on you as a believer in Jesus Christ! Nobody can be righteous on their own. We need the power of the Holy Spirit inside of us to live a life that pleases God. Just take a look at all the amazing things the Holy Spirit does for us!
Finally, consider what the Lord Jesus Himself said regarding salvation and those who believe in Him:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”
“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.”
“All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
Now that you have heard the Word of the Lord, what will you choose? I truly pray you choose God’s amazing salvation and live in the peace and joy of His unending love! No matter what you have done, Jesus will forgive you and by faith in Jesus alone you will be saved and go to Heaven!
Jesus is Lord!
Grace and peace to you all!