The Book of Romans contains a series of verses that explain God’s plan of Salvation for man. This book provides the road to know what God require of us as sinners to understand in order to be saved. So please walk with me this wonderful road in order to understand God’s wisdom to mankind.
First of all we have to understand that God is the Creator of all things including mankind. He is the one graciously revealed Himself to mankind. As Paul says in,
Romans 1:19-20 “For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”
However, mankind rebelled against their Creator and did not acknowledge His rightful right as a the sovereign Lord and Master of all. Thus they sinned against Him by disobeying His commandments. We are as human kind sinners not only by act but also by nature. See what Paul says in,
Romans 5:12 “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—”
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
We have all sinned. Every one of us falls short of God’s glory and His plan for us. Read Through Romans 3:10-18 for more information.
Thirdly, we have to acknowledge that God is just. In order for God to demonstrate His justice he had to punish the rebellion and sin. Thus the wages of sin is according to Paul in,
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Because of our sin, we are separated from God. We cannot know eternal life except through Him.
But the road does not stop there. God in His wonderful grace provided a sacrifice that would be satisfying to His demand of justice. Christ Jesus God’s only Son voluntarily came to earth, died on the cross, and thus took away our sins once for all.
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
This verse finishes what is started in Romans 6:23. For our purposes here, visualize your sin as deep, black, wide crevice or fissure in the Earth before you. When you look across the divide, you can see your goal. God is waiting there for you. Your sin is keeping your from Him. As you stand on the edge if you look left or right you cannot see the ends. If you look down, you cannot see the bottom. The gap is insurmountable for you, but Jesus Christ died for you! Jesus’ death paid for the price of our sins. Jesus’ resurrection proves that God accepted Jesus’ death as the payment for our sins. Jesus’ death is the bridge that will span your sin and return you to God.
Now God demand of the sinners to REPENT AND BELIEF. We are to repent of our sins and trust in Jesus Christ as our provision for sin. The word below to confess is a synonym for repent. To confess is to agree with God or to conform your mind to God’s.
Romans 10:9, “…that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Jesus died on the cross for us. As such, all we have to do is believe in Him. You must have faith that Christ’s blood was shed for you and you will be saved! Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins and rescue us from eternal death. He bridged the gap. Salvation, the forgiveness of sins, is available to anyone who will trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. When you ask God to forgive your sins, you have been washed clean. The stain of sin is no longer on you.
If you would repent of your sin and trust in Jesus Christ. Christ Jesus becomes your Lord and you ought and should be living according to what pleases Him. Now you desire to live a life that is different of the world around us. You desire to pursue righteousness.
Romans 6:10-18 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
While generally not included in the “Roman’s Road” I believe these verses are crucial to the salvation story. While believing in Jesus and what he did is essential. Repentance is necessary. You must turn from your sin and pursue holiness and obedience. You cannot claim Christ and still lead a life of sin. It is impossible. You will still sin, but you must diligently pursue righteousness.
Romans 5:1 “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Please know that accepting Jesus as your Personal Savior is not just about Eternal Life.
Peace with God means that you have a relationship with Him both here on Earth and eternally in Heaven. You can now walk with Him and be in tune with the plan that He has for you. You have been forgiven and now you are being restored to the life He has for you while you walk this Earth.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that your life with God will be like living on easy street. You will face challenges and trials. In fact, you may face more challenges now that you have accepted Christ. Now you are a threat to Satan. When you were lost in your sin, Satan had you where he wanted you. Now that you are a child of God, Satan wants you back. He certainly wants to make sure you don’t share what God is doing in your life.
Now you have the opportunity to respond to this message above. Christ died for our sins and rose again to have victory over death. He is calling all people to repent and believe. We as sinners are to repent of our sins, meaning to agree with God at the depth of our sins. We by our sin offended an absolutely Holy God. Second, we are to believe and trust Jesus Christ. You have to believe that He is God who appeared in the flesh who lived a perfect life, died on the cross for our sins, rose with victory conquering death and sin, and ascended to heaven and now he is seated at the right hand of the Father interceding for us.
Cry out to God for mercy knowing that He is the Savior who can save you.
If you made this commitment, this is the first step in your journey and relationship with God. Now you have to obey Christ’s commandments, read His Word, pray to Him, and be involved in a Bible-believing local church near you to equip you for ministering and serving others. please contact us we would love to connect with you and help you grow further in the knowledge and love of God.
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