I was Fhinking this morning about the births of two new additions to our extented family. It made me think about the salvation of people. Then I remembered something that is not used much these days as most christians have become complacant about life. I am speaking of the "Romans Road To Salvation". This was very helpful to me, which led me to a life with Jesus in it.All the Scriptures all from the book of Romans. I would like to take you down that road. All the scriptures are from the NKJV and I got them from biblegateway.com. It is a great Bible website.
So lets begin our journey:
Our first step is Romans 3:10 As it is written: “ There is none righteous, no, not one;" I think that says it all. None of us are good, we all have faults.
Continuing on we find Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, yes we have all sinned, in impure thoughts, lust, even in our friendships, talking bad about people and the list goes on and on.
Ok lets take another step down the road and we get to 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— This is telling us that even as Adam sinned so do the rest ot of us and through sin we are going to die. So do we die as sinners or do we die with the salvation of Christ.
Moving on, we are picking up some speed now, we get to Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. That is what it is all about Christ died for us. For you and me so that we could live life more abundtly. More freely without the burdens of the world hangin on us.
Next stop is Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Wow is that not a powerful statement. I we continue to sin we will die in sin and go to the fiery pit, but God is giving us a gift, a gift of eternal life through Christ. that is the ultimate gift.
Our final stop on this part of the journey is Romans 10:9,10,13
9 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.
10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
I think this is a wonderful place to stop at this point of our journey. We see that we can have life, all we have to do is believe that Jesus did die on the cross for us, just believe with your heart not your head and you can have eternal life in Heaven with Christ. All we have to do is call on the name of the Lord and believe it is so and we will have a new life, a new heart and a new hope.
I hope you have enjoyed this journey down this road as much as I have being your guide. If you have found this helpful may God bess your journey. If you know of someone who needs to take this journey. Please be their guide and lead them home. Remember this is a long road and is not an easy road but the reward is greater than any thing in this world. May God bless you in everything you do today.