Roman Road to Salvation

The Roman Road to Salvation

Roman Road to Salvation
Put your hand over your heart… that small heartbeat is all that stands between you and eternity in heaven or hell!  If you died tonight, do you know for CERTAIN where you would be spending eternity?

 The Roman Road to Salvation is a selection of Bible verses taken from the book of Romans that present the plan of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. You can memorize these verses and/or mark them in your Bible and use them when sharing your faith with family or friends. If you have not yet confessed and believed on Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please read and consider the meaning of each verse and act accordingly.

Steps down the Roman Road to Salvation… Read on!

I consider myself a ‘good person’… won’t that be enough?

Romans 3:23 NKJV  – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 3:10 NKJV  – As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one;
Romans 5:12 NKJV  – Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned–
The creator of the universe is HOLY. God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1Jn 1:5 (KJV) He has set laws in place for his creation to obey. What are these laws? They begin with the 10 Commandments. While you might consider yourself ‘good’ compared to most people, how do you measure up against God’s law? Have you ever told the smallest lie? Then you are a liar. “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.” James 2:10 (NIV) Disobedience to God is sin.

Is sin really THAT big of a deal? If it is… what HOPE is there?

Romans 6:23 NKJV  – For the wages of sin [is] death, but the gift of God [is] eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Disobedience to an infinite eternal God deserves an infinite eternal consequence. God shows us His character and his laws in his creation, the world around us. He has also written his laws in our hearts… on our conscience. He has also given us his WORD the Bible. No good judge would let the guilty go free, the criminal go unpunished. Neither can a holy righteous God allow sinful man to go unpunished… but God LOVES man whom he has made in his image and He has provided a way of escape by sending his only son to die in our place.

After what I’ve done to grieve God… HOW could He willingly die in my place?

Romans 5:8 NKJV  – But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Jn 3:16-NKJV While he died on the cross, he was mocked, spit upon, and cursed. Yet Jesus cried out, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do…” (Lk 23:34-KJV) With such love, Jesus died in your place… knowing every evil act, word, and thought you would commit. What powerful love! He loves you unconditionally even to the point of death when you are at your worst!

HOW can I be saved?

Romans 10:9-10 NKJV  – 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. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation
You can never be saved by trying to be a good person, nor can you be saved through any amount of ‘good works’. Ephesians 2:8,9 says “For by grace have you been saved by faith. And that, not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, not of works. Lest any man should boast. (KJV) You and I can be saved only by confessing our sins and placing our faith in God’s son, Jesus Christ who died  and paid for our sins on the cross. We must also surrender our life to His lordship… placing him in charge of every area of our life because we now belong to him. Both John the Baptist and Jesus himself began their preaching with the word, ‘Repent’. (“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” –Matthew 4:17 NKJV) To repent means ‘change one’s mind’ or to turn — to go in another direction. How can we be led to repentance? The first step toward repentance is true sorrow for what we’ve done wrong. “For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.” – 2 Corinthians 7:10 NKJV. Worldly sorrow is more like the regret of a criminal who’s just been caught whereas godly sorrow is the deep remorse or conviction that produces a change in direction. Have you ever felt convicted after doing something wrong? The Bible says that the Holy Spirit is the one that convicts us of our sin. (John 16:7-8)

Did God HEAR me? Did He accept me?

Romans 10:13 NKJV  – For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
God promises that “to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (Jn 1:12 NIV) Yes, God does hear and accept ALL who come to put their faith in Him. There is no need to fear death any longer because Jesus BROKE the power of sin and death on the cross with his own shed blood.  The price for your sin has been paid in full and it is God’s promise to receive all who come to Him by placing their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. As a believer, you have a new life in Christ. Jesus did NOT remain in grave. He rose from the dead after three days. (Mark 16) “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

What do I do now?

Romans 10:17 NKJV  – So then faith [comes] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Your journey as a child of the King of Kings has just begun! You must begin by spending time daily in prayer and in God’s Word, the Bible. You must also find fellowship with other believers in a Church that teaches and preaches the Bible. You should also now confess Jesus, your savior before men. Share about your new faith in Christ with your family, coworkers and others whom God has placed on your daily path.

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  1. My son is a preteen and is beginning to ask questions that more or less lead to the really important part is salvation and how to be saved. The Roman Road is a great thing as I have used and heard it many many times. However, I am so scared that I will say something wrong or “not cool” and turn him away. Any suggestions? Please pray for myself my wife and my son that we will stand together firm on the foundation of God. God bless you all. You are all witnesses and the A Great commision is moving strong.

    1. Austin, I speak this as an evangelical teen born to an atheist family, but do not let your fear of being “uncool” stop you from spreading the love of God. God isn’t a trend or a debate topic or a fear topic, he’s a holy father that speaks to the heart, not the fickleness of the mind. If you want to help spread the word as effectively as possible, here’s some tips:

      – Identify the true struggles he’s facing in his day to day life, the things that keep him up at night. Christ puts these struggles on us as an avenue for understanding our need for redemption.
      – Act as a good, loving role model yourself. If you’ve ever read To Kill A Mockingbird, you’ll see how Atticus Finch’s children deeply respect him and want to follow in his footsteps because of how he is established throughout the novel as a father figure.
      – Keep praying, for we are the vessel for God’s power to change, and it be through Christ’s power above all else your son will find salvation.

  2. Thank You for your work, for this site, and your faith in Jesus. It might be helpful to have some links to national church web sites where people could enter there zip code and find a solid church home.
    Where the Word is taught well and the gospel rings out? If they are saved on your site, God willing. They will need a church home to grow and mature.

  3. I just found this site today. And was informed about it last night when I was talking to my youth pastor about salvation. Over the past few months I have struggled with very many problems. The 13th of this month made 8 months I have been clean from using substances of the devil. I am still working on my walk with God, and would be very happy if I could get some prayers. Growing up without a mom or dad was very very hard for me. And now that I have a wonderful family.. I seem to only be pushing them away, because I’m so scared they will get tired of me, just like everyone else does. If you could please just pray for me.. that would be great!! Thank you!!

    1. Praying for you thus morning. What I have learned is that God is the perfect Father. It took me years to call him that because I didn’t have a good father. Now I am humbled to know God as my Father. Praying that you come know him and that he is good especially when circumstances around you don’t “feel” good. He uses it all to draw us close to him. I love the verse Genesis 50:20 when Joseph tells his brothers, “You intended to harm me, but God used it for good.” Bad things will happen, allow God to use it for good.

      1. Hi and thank you for this wonderful ministry it’s such a blessing to reach out to the lost! I’ve been witnessing to my step son in Guatemala and I was wondering if you had any good new Christian or witnessing information in Spanish?
        Thank you for your faithfulness to Jesus

        Nancy Bell

        1. Justin, I’m praying for you and agree with Beth’s advice to seek counseling from a pastor or strong Christian if possible. There can be lots of factors to talk through. That you’re trying to forgive speaks volumes about you.

    1. Forgiveness is not a feeling, in obedience to God’s word in due time He will let you feel that forgiveness. I couldn’t forgive my dad but I chose to be obedient to God and in His mercy He not only healed my heart of un forgiveness but He also allowed me to lead my dad to the Lord.

    1. I would love to receive The Roman Road to Salvation in Spanish. I have a lot of relatives in Spain who are unbelievers. I want them to know God’s plan for salvation through His son, Jesus Christ. I worry about them all the time.

  4. I love the website that you have created, and I think people could go anywhere with it and help serve God and the people who do not believe. God bless you and your family.

  5. Do you have the Romans Road bookmark with NIV or newer translation in the verses? We would like to hand them out to our public school Bible Club, but the verses are hard to understand since they are in the KJV.
    Thanks! -Rachel England

    1. Thanks Rachel for your question. Due to copyright restrictions, KJV is all we offer at the moment. There is a WEB version of the Bible that is copyright free. We may look to add that version in the future.

      1. What? I have never heard of a Bible version having copyright restrictions in my life and I’ve been around this for over 60 years. I use NASB. It is the most accurate version of the Bible in existence and is easy to understand. A copyright infringement on a Bible version? I still am having trouble with that concept. You won’t have a problem with the NASB and it is the best. Thank you for this wonderful website.

  6. Please take a look at ROMANS 6 as well and don’t neglect the example of baptism given in ROMANS 6:3-4 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
    I am joyful to know that many are looking to God’s word for his instructions on salvation. I pray that God leads all who search for His truth to a full understanding. We are made to glorify God with our lives.

  7. I am very happy to hear from the word of God and I am also very eager to make the word known to many who have not yet known the Word of God .Being in the Lord is owning everything but it requires even up to self denial when making decision to follow Jesus. Yes there many people who are cast out by their families , societies when they confess that Jesus is Christ but we just need to abide by him . I am happy and happy in Christ be blessed.

  8. Thank you for this page, I was talking to my youth pastor about just telling someone about Jesus the other night. I wanted to know how I could possibly even tell someone of His presence and significance, because there’s someone who I deeply care about who has barely scratched the surface of Christianity. I’ve been afraid to even share who the person is because it’s my girlfriend. She believes in God, and she wants to know more about what I believe in, it’s just hard for me to overcome the fear of judgement and failure. So I just wanted to put this out to ask for prayer that I can overcome the fear, and that Hannah (my girlfriend) keeps the openness to letting Jesus into her life; for faith. 🙂 Thank you guys, it’s amazing to see the power of prayer in this.

    1. Tell her your story. What God has done for you. We do open our selves up for ridicule but most times when you share some of the things God has shown you or done for you, they see your honesty and will value that. If not, then pray for that person more

    2. II Timothy 1:7 says God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power and love.
      Don’t forget God will be with you as you share with your girlfriend. Praying for you.

  9. I needed a concise way to share Christ with a colleague. I found this article very helpful. Thank you! Please pray that the Holy Spirit would open the eyes of my colleague Shreekant.

  10. Hi this site really help .me .and i really understand the plan of salvation..Gods really loves us .and i understand because of his atonement we have a chance to back in his presence he preapred the way to save us….i gave my testimony that the lord jesus christ his live and our father in heaven….

  11. Thank you for making this simple explanation of salvation available. I posted to Facebook your website and a simple testimony of my own life changing experience. God bless you and may He pour into your ministry every need. Oh His Name, Linda

  12. I am looking to do a bible study and would like to use some of your material but I am not sure of how to get permission. I am starting a bible study on Youtube in the near future.

    1. I’m not the author of this but you should feel free to use this as it’s been used for decades why Christians to share their faith with others. This is about God’s work not about man’s work.

  13. My daughter is dating a boy younger than her, who has been through and is going through things no child should go through with their parents, along with being slightly autistic. We have been loving on him and taking him to church with us, any advice on how to reach him for salvation.

    1. Susan, first I would spend time in prayer for this young man asking God to touch his heart and open his eyes to truth. Then, I would simply ask him if he knew for certain if he died today does he know for certain he would go heaven? If so, ask him “if you died and God asked why should I let you into heaven, what would you say?”.
      I have literally asked thousands of people this simple question here in the US and abroad and it is amazing the answers you will receive. See if his response is a biblical reason for salvation. If not, I would recommend that you show him in God’s Word how to be saved. The key is him understanding his lost condition and need for a Savior.

    2. Keep Praying for his salvation. Keep bringing him to church, and showing him the love of Christ. If he has questions answer or have someone answer them. Let the Holy Spirit draw him and the rest is up to his free will.

    3. Thank God for u! I will b praying for this sotuation. I have worked with many many Autistic youth. Some of them dont have a sense of self or not connected with the world around him. Just keep talking to him using simple ideas. Even if he presents like he is smart, his processing may be slow so go easy on him.

  14. This is an awesome thing to be able to reference. I’ve been serving God for 7 years now and there’s always something new to learn and I heard about this for the first time just a few weeks ago. It’s awesome when trying to “explain” God’s grace.

  15. I’m going through a downward spiral and need all the prayers to find it in my managements heart to reconsider my position. I’m on the brink of losing my job and need to believe that God has a plan for me and to accept me in his heart for what I’ve done wrong. I kindly ask the Lord to forgive me of what I have done and to believe that I trust in his decision. I am a mother of three boys and I would not want anything to put us through a broken path again. A patron preached over me and guided me to accept Jesus in my life and to read Roman Road. I thank him for guiding me in this direction during a time like this. I don’t want to lose my job. I worked so hard to get where I am. I made a mistake and ask for forgiveness from their hearts. I ask the Lord to forgive me of my mistakes.

    1. Just continue to lean on Him and trust in His plan. God’s plans are BIGGER than our circumstances. If there was a mistake made, He may have been exposing the deceit so that you can live honestly in Him, because that’s the only way we can truly, truly serve Him- honestly. My prayers are with you and God is sooooo for you! I pray God’s grace over your situation. Never doubt him. <3

    2. Kirstie,
      I lost my job last year due to an injury, which was so frustrating and really caused me to go broke. BUT it pushed me towards an even better job. I love my new job and my boss recognizes the effort I put in. Lean on God, seek his Word and fellowship with other Christians. I pray that you will not lose your job and that the problems will resolve. But I also pray that if you do, that God will show you grace and strength as you move into another chapter. A hardship is not the end, but merely a transition to another leg in life. May the Lord’s love, strength and wisdom be with you.

      1. I so agree. I have experienced this miracle over and over – God closed one door, but He always opens another. He leads us to where He wants us to be for various reasons. Many times the reasons don’t make sense until you look back, then from a birds-eye view in your mind you can see how all the puzzle pieces that seemed at the time to be so broken and scattered had fell into place. Every time I am amazed. Trust Him. He is so wise.

  16. Why do most versions of the Roman Road not mention repentance? It is clear, with over 60 New Testament references, that repentance is required for salvation. John the Baptist went so far as to call a number of people seeking baptism, vipers. “But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
    Matt 3:7-8 KJV

    1. Thanks Alan for your comment.

      Romans 10:9-10 mentions confessing Christ as Lord. This gives the person sharing an excellent opportunity to explain the meaning of repentance. Repentance is meant to be included in this presentation and is included (with references) in the yellow text under this verse (see above).

  17. I have been saved for 6 years, but recently I asked a brother at a church meeting if he could email me the
    “Roman Road” so I can try and memorize it, as I am doing some witnessesing. Turns out he sent me a link to your site. I have to say, that has to be the most beautiful way I have ever seen the ” Road ” laid out! I finished reading them and the comments that followed 10 minutes ago and still have tears in my eyes…
    God is good, Jesus saves & you are doing a wonderful work for the Lord!
    Godspeed …☝

  18. Thank you for posting the Roman’s Road. I was led to the Lord with it at age 5, and I used it these 54 yrs later to lead one of my AWANA’s kids to Him. A few days later I was given a Gideon New Testament, and I just finished hiliting the verses you shared. Can you recommend a Discipleship study or guide for a preteen? Thanks again!

    1. Thanks Amber for your question and for visiting our resource page on the Roman Road to Salvation.

      The decisions you make now, in this short life, will impact your destiny for eternity. After we die, there is no second chance (2 Cor 6:2). In the Bible we are told God knew you and ordained your days before you were born (Psalms 139:13-17). There is no greater way that He could show His love for you and the enormous value He holds for restoring fellowship with you than to send his only Son to die in your place (Jn 3:16) so that you could live. The world is full of lies and deception and it would be disastrous to be ‘gullible or ignorant’ on the most important decision of your life (Matt 24:5). I can only believe that your visit to our page was no accident but rather a ‘divine appointment’ because of God’s love for you (Luke 15:4). The statements on this page are based on God’s Word. The Bible will withstand the test of any scrutiny. Only the Bible contains hundreds of prophecies, predicting future events in detail before they happen (Is 46:9-10) because God is outside of time. God’s nature and character are written in all of the wonders of creation around you… powerful evidence of deliberate design (Psalm 19:1-4). God has also written eternity, and his laws, upon our hearts (Romans 2:11-16, Eccl 3:11) so that we are without excuse (Romans 1). If your heart is stirred, ask God to reveal himself to you as you read the pages of his Word with an open heart. He promises to reveal himself to those who seek him (Matt 6:33, James 4:7-8)!

    1. Donald, your input is welcome and appreciated and will be considered. The word ‘sin’ means to ‘miss the mark’. God’s ‘mark’ or standard is summarized in the 10 commandments. We have a companion resource page on the 10 commandments here: At the end of the article there are additional verses to help emphasize the serious consequences of sin. James 2:10 states that if we break the law in one point we are guilty of breaking ALL of it. We need a Savior! Christ came for that purpose. To satisfy the demands of the Law and to pay for our sins and take the punishment that was meant for us upon himself on the cross. What love!

  19. this is a very excellent way of salvation and i really love to read this many people will change their lifestyle here on earth through this message. thank you for sharing this kind of salvation Godless you more all of us who fallow Christ Jesus. the very heart bet of the bible is found in John 3:16 for God so loved the world that he give is one and only begotten son for those whoever believe in his shall not be perish but have the everlasting life ,

  20. Thanks so much for putting this Roman Road to Salvation online. I hope that many come across it and decide to make the change in their lives. Shana I will also pray for your husband Tom and Glenda I will pray for Karen. I will pray that their hearts be softened and that they will accept the love that only our God can give us. God Bless!

  21. Thank you for laying this out so clearly. I was looking to share this with my unsaved husband. I ask for prayer for his heart to be open to Jesus as his Savior. Please pray that God gives him the understanding and faith that brings him to salvation. His name is Tom. Thank you!

    1. Hello Shana;
      My name is John and I’m a born again Christian, but I wasn’t always I use to be a wild young man, and only went to church because I thought it was the right thing to do, not that I wanted to, But God grabbed a hold of me and things started to change in my life, I drank with the boys, and did other things as well as anyone else just to have fun, But god changed all of that, Now I talk about Jesus Christ, and what He did for me, Tell your husband Tom, the way our country and the world is going, Jesus Christ can come back at any moment, and rapture His church, (Born again believers) and everyone else will be left behind and go through a period of 7 years of terrible tribulation, like this world has never seen before or never will again after that, The clock is ticking, ask your husband to do a lot of considering about this because it will be the most important decision he will ever make, I found that out, I will also pray for Tom.

  22. Thank you for this… it’s nicely laid out and presented. Our teen group (which consist of a lot of unchurched kids) is getting this message tonight. Prayers for open hearts and the Lord’s work to be done.

    1. What a blessing “unchurched youth” no religious ideas getting in the way of God’s Holy Spirit, moving on their hearts and minds. You can lay the foundation of the Good New, which is the bad news, Romans 1:18-3:20. You will be like the jeweler laying down a black cloth (our sin) to show the flawlessness of a perious stone, our Savior Jesus Christ the Lord of all.

  23. I really like all the verses and teachings you have posted in your website and was wondering if I can print them out to share with the homeless peoples when I go to share food with them?

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