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 death on the cross with his own blood. The price 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.

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. 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.

    • 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.

  2. Jesus paid the debt for our sins on the cross, but didn’t he defeat death by his resurrection 3 days later?

  3. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    • 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

    • 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.

      • 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.

  6. Do you have this material available in Haitian Creole?

  7. 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

    • 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).

  8. Larry Ketterman Jr

    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 …☝

  9. 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!

  10. How can people be so gullible and ignorant?

    • 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)!

  11. Donald Solberg

    Could you give some verses about sin as well? That way the Spirit can use something to convict said person of their sin. Thanks!

    • Steve Petersen

      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!

  12. 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 ,

  13. This is perfect. I always remembered Romans Toad from studying as a teen. This a very friendly version. Continue letting God use you.

  14. 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!

  15. I am studying the Romans Road so I can get the basics of preaching salvation

  16. The Romans road had been around for years, I’m glad yo found it in a printable format.

  17. 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!

    • Thanks for sharing Shana. Indeed we serve an awesome great God! Praying with you for Tom!

    • 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.

  18. 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.

    • 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.

  19. Abba's Hope TipJar Ministry

    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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