The Romans Road to Salvation
Selected Bible verses from the book of Romans
(King James version)
3:10 As it is written: "There is none righteous, no, not one;" (This means that there is no one who does right all of the time, or who is totally pure in heart and life.)
3:11 There is none that understandeth; There is none that seeketh after God. (No one, left to himself, will seek to find God, for he doesn't understand the condition he is in.)
3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. (No matter how good we live, there is still sin in our lives. And, because of sin, we all fall short of what God wants us to be.)
6:23a For the wages of sin is death. ("Wages" is payment or a paycheck. because we are sinners, if we die in our sins, the paycheck we will receive will be "death," eternal separation from God.)
5:8 But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Do you want to know how much God loves you? Look at the cross. Christ was punished by death for your sins.)
6:23b ...but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. (Do you want forgiveness of your sins? Do you want to be saved? You can have it as a free gift from God. How? Read on.)
10:9a That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus ("Confess" means to tell God what you believe about Jesus Christ. He wants to know that you believe Jesus is Lord and Savior, and that you believe His death on the cross was in payment for your sins. Next...)
10:9b ...and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, (God wants to know that you believe that Jesus is alive today. Then...)
10:9c ...thou shalt be saved. (That's God's promise: If you acknowledge your belief in Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection - that He did this for you - God will give you eternal life. How do you acknowledge this? Read one more verse.)
10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved."
Believe in Him.
Ask Him to come in to your heart by faith, and ask Him to reveal Himself to you.
Open the Bible to the Gospel of John and read what God says about Jesus, about you, and about being born again.
God will help you. He loves you.
You need to look for a local church where God's word is preached. The Bible says that we are to desire God's word like a newborn baby desires mother's milk.
Aren't you hungry to know the truth?
Water baptism is one of the ways you first show that you have been joined to Jesus. This is an action, and actions will not save you. However, it is an act of obedience and a symbol of commitment.
The symbolism is this:
When you go down in the water you show that
You have been crucified and buried with Him,
And when you come up out of the water you show that
you have been raised to walk with Him in newness of life.
You have been born again.
Your body has become God's temple.
Your heart is where He lives.
Forgiveness is yours in Jesus.
And you belong to Him.
You were sin's slave.
You are a child of GOD!