It is called 'The Romans Road' because it is a couple of verses taken from the Book of Romans in the Bible to guide us to a life with Christ. Walk this road, and you are sure to meet the One that dearly loves you, the One that gave His life so that we may have life!
Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
Step 1: You have to admit that you are a sinner.
Man has sin in their hearts. All of mankind was born with sin. Man was born under the power and control of sin.
Romans 6:23a "...The wages of sin is death..."
Step 2: Understand that you deserve death for your sin.
The ending of sin is death. We will all die a physical death that will separate us from this world that we know. But even worse is a spiritual death that estranges us from God, and will last for all eternity, even after we die physically. The Bible teaches that there is a place called “Hell”. Here people will be in torment forever. We deserve this because we are sinful. However, God gives mercy. It is a gift, it cannot be earned or deserved, it is a love offer from Him.
Romans 6:23b "...But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Step 3: Ask God to forgive you and save you.
Salvation is a free gift from God to you! He loves you! This is the ultimate gift from our Heavenly Father. Reach out and receive it. It is yours for the taking!
Romans 5:8 "God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us!"
Step 4: Confess the death and resurrection of Jesus. Accept that this was done for you!
Jesus took the penalty of sin upon himself, when he died on the cross. He bought us with His blood out of slavery, sin and death! The only condition is that we accept this and believe that He did this for us, believe in Him, understanding that we now belong to Him, He is our Saviour! Because He loves us and gave Himself for us to die in our place!
Romans 10:13 "Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved!"
Step 5: In the Name of Jesus - Call out to God!
This is the only thing that can save us from certain death. Not religion, or church membership or anything else. It is only Jesus… He loves you man! Ask God to come into your heart. He is there, standing and knocking…
Romans 10:9-10 "...If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation."
Step 6: Believe that you are saved. God said it, so believe it!
To be saved we must believe in our hearts and confess with our mouths that God raised Jesus from the dead for us. Thank God that He has set you free in this way and commit to serving Him.
This is the start of a relationship. You have to work at it by spending time with God. You can do this by finding a Christian Church to link in with and reading the Bible and Praying often.
A suggestion is to start reading the Bible from the Gospel of John. This will give a good foundation of a Christian life.