The Roman Road Plan of Salvation
I had a pretty good opinion of myself until a friend invited me to take a walk down the Roman Road. He used
just a single book in the Bible to open my eyes to my relationship with God and I haven't been the same since.
He warned me that the trip might hurt, and he was right because he started by revealing my real status before
God. For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God . . . Romans 3:23.
Then I learned of sin's penalty. For the wages of sin is death . . . . Romans 6:23a.
He went on to tell me that God loves me so much that he offers an alternative called "eternal life" . . .
. but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23b.
Then he showed me how God provided his son Jesus as an atoning sacrifice for my sin. Jesus took my penalty!
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8.
I wondered if God would accept me. He assured me with even more good news. For whosoever shall call
upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13.
My friend showed me what I should do to receive eternal life. 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. Romans 10:9.
We prayed together and I gladly accepted God's gift of eternal life through Jesus. I asked him if there was
anything in the book of Romans that could help me with my new life. He pointed to the beginning of Romans 12 . . .
. . present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not
conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:1-2.
He explained that if I gave God first place in my life, other things would work out according to God's plan
for me. I read a lot of the Bible since that day and my friend was right! My life has been transformed. I joined his church
and was baptized.
Many verses are underlined in my Bible, but I'll never forget the Roman Road because a close friend used
it to show me the way to eternal life.
Printed with permission from:
The Tract League
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49544-1390
Tract #222 - The Roman Road
Prayer for Salvation
"Lord Jesus, I confess to you that I am a sinner, I believe that you died for my sins, and that God has raised
you from the dead. I repent of my sins and I ask you to forgive me and to save me from my sins right now. Thank you for saving
me, and for giving me eternal life. In your name I pray. Amen.
First Steps Of Obedience
1. Publicly Confess Your Faith
"Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess before my Father which is in heaven.
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him I also deny before my Father which is in heaven" (Matthew 10:32-33)
2. Follow the Lord in Baptism
"Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day they were added unto them about
three thousand souls" (Acts 2:41)
3. Join A Bible-Believing Church
Here you can find new Christian friends and grow in your life in Christ.