Salvation Through Faith in Jesus Christ
If you have not yet confessed and believed on Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please read the following Romans Road to Salvation and consider the meaning of each verse and act accordingly.
I consider myself a‘good person’… won’t that be enough?
Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 3:10 – As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one;
Romans 5:12 – Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.
The Creator of the universe is HOLY. God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5). He has set laws
in place for His creation to obey. What are these laws? They begin with the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20:1 - 17). While you might consider yourself ‘good’ compared to most people, how do you measure up against God’s law? Have you ever
told the smallest lie? Then you are a liar. “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is
guilty of breaking all of it” (James 2:10) Disobedience to God is sin.
Is sin really that big of a deal? If it is, what hope is there?
Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin [is] death, but the gift of God [is] eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Disobedience to an infinite, eternal God deserves an infinite, eternal consequence. God shows us His character and His laws in His creation, the world around us. He has also written His laws in our hearts…on our conscience. He has also given us His Word, the Bible. No good judge would let the guilty go free, the criminal go unpunished. Neither can a holy, righteous God allow sinful man to go unpunished. But God loves man whom He has made in His image and He has provided a way of escape by sending His only Son to die in our place!
After what I've done to grieve God, how could He willingly die in my place?
Romans 5:8 - But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish
but have everlasting life (John 3:16). While He died on the cross, He was mocked, spit upon, and cursed. Yet
Jesus cried out, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do…” (Luke 23:34) With such love, Jesus
died in your place, knowing every evil act, word, and thought you would commit. What powerful love! He loves
you unconditionally, even to the point of death, when you are at your worst.
How can I be saved?
Romans 10:9,10 - that 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.
You can never be saved by trying to be a good person, nor can you be saved through any amount of ‘good works’. Ephesians 2:8,9 says "For by grace have you been saved by faith. And that, not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, not of works. Lest any man should boast." You and I can be saved only by confessing our sins and placing our faith in God’s Son, Jesus Christ, Who died and paid for our sins on the cross. We must also surrender our life to His lordship, placing Him in charge of every area of our life, because we now belong to him.
The Prayer of Salvation
If you are ready to let Jesus be Lord of your life and surrender to Him, don't wait a moment longer to start your new life in Him. Sincerely, from your heart, pray the following prayer, expressing your heart to God:
"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. I thank You that You have sent the Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' Name I pray, Amen."
What do I do now?
Romans 10:17 - So then faith [comes] by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.
Your journey as a child of the King of Kings has just begun! You must begin by spending time daily in prayer and in God’s Word, the Bible. You must also find fellowship with other believers in a church that teaches and preaches the Bible. You should also now confess Jesus, your Savior, before men. Share about your new faith in Christ with your family, coworkers and others whom God has placed on your daily path.
Let us hear from you.
If you made Jesus lord of your life today, we would love to hear from you and rejoice with you.
You can call us at 765-362-8147 or contact us here. We can connect you with resources to help you grow in this new life and answer questions you may have along the way. And remember, "if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new!" (2 Corinthians 5:17)