Romans 1:20-21: "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: 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." We must acknowledge God as the Creator of everything and accept our humble position in God's creation.
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” We must all realize that we are sinners and that we need forgiveness. We are not worthy of God’s grace.
Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Through Jesus, God gave us a way to be saved from our sins. God showed us His love by giving us the potential for life through the death of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” If we remain sinners, we will die. However, if we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, and repent of our sins, we will have eternal life.
Romans 10:9-10 “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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Just confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead and you will be saved!
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” There are no religious formulas or rituals -- Call upon the name of the Lord and you will be saved!
Romans 11:36: "For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen." Determine in your heart to make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life today.
Roman Road: Are You Ready to Accept God’s Gift of Salvation?
If you truly believe the message of the Roman Road, and want to accept God’s gift of salvation right now, it's a matter of repenting of your sins and turning the rest of your life over to Jesus Christ. Again, this is not a ritual based on any specific words or prayers, but rather, a willful decision and a sincere step of faith.
God, I repent for my sins. I thank you for the gift of your son Jesus Christ. I acknowledge that he died on a cross, so that I might have eternal life with you, and I choose to accept that gift today. I ask you to come into my heart, forgive me of my sins, and accept me as one of your own. I make a decision today to turn away from the world, and anything that does not please you. Change me, shape me, and mold me, I place myself completely in your hands. In Jesus name. AMEN
After you lead someone in the prayer of salvation, remember that they are babes in Christ and need directions. Here are some instructions you can give them: