The Roman Road To Salvation
Romans 1:16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.


Roman Road: The Highway to a Relationship with God

Roman Road Ė itís not just a beautiful and systematic way to build highways inherited from the Roman Empire in the 1st Century. Itís also Godís plan of salvation set forth in Paulís letter to the Romans. Also known as the Roman Road, the following is
a very clear and simple presentation of the way of Salvation by grace.


Personal Testimony of Jerry Summy:
Growing up in Horntown, Oklahoma, I used to attend Banner Baptist Church and hear preachers like T. W. White, Guy Ward, Fred Vick and later Royce Strickland but I was never saved. Some of my friends and my sisters trusted Christ and were saved, but I was always too shy to talk with anyone about trusting Christ as my personal Saviour.  I knew I needed to be saved but I just didn't know how and would never talk with anyone about it. For the most part I tried to just ignore God and Church. I eventually just stopped going to church. I can't remember going at all after the eighth grade.  My life was filled with hunting, fishing and sports at good old Moss High!
I later found out to my good fortune that being saved is very simple when you know just a few simple truths. I would like to share them with you on this web page so that you too can have the opportunity to be saved. I was saved at the age of 19 at Banner Baptist Church through the personal witness of Pastor Royce Strickland. I was not saved in a regular church service but at the wedding shower this little faithful church gave for my brand new bride and myself.  Bro. Strickland caught me as I came into the hallway and started telling me the same things that I will share with you on this web page. I hope you will find eternal life as I did that night back in December of 1963.


Four Simple Truths Found In The Book of Romans - The Roman Road of Salvation


You Must Know You Are A Sinner:
Romans 3:20  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Romans 3:23  For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God
For me this didn't take much convincing, I knew I had done many things against God's word. I knew I had transgressed His law in many areas of my life.
Question: How many banks would you have to rob before you became a bank robber? How many people would you have to kill before you became a murderer? How many sins would you have to commit before you became a sinner?  Just One!!
God includes us all in this matter of being a sinner, whether we admit it or not.

 

You Must Know That God Has Placed A Penalty On Sin:
Romans 6:23  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We all know what wages are. . . . .this is what we receive for our work, this is what we have earned. We used to say 8 hours pay for 8 hours work.  Well the paycheck for sinning is death. . . . .and the bad part of this is that it's more than just physical death, but it is spiritual death. The word death simply means separation. In physical death the spirit separates from the body and leaves the body dead. But in spiritual death it is the eternal soul separated away from God for ever and ever.  The book of Revelation calls this the second death. Revelation 20:14-15
I don't say this to judge you but if you die without Christ as your personal Saviour you will not only experience physical death, but spiritual death in a place called the Lake of Fire. That's where I was headed until someone loved me enough to take the time to tell me about Christ and His love for me.

 

You Must Know That God Loves You & Jesus Died For Your Sins:
Romans 5:8  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
The great news that I found out over 41 years ago is that God didn't just say He loved me, He demonstrated His love for me by sending His Son Jesus Christ to die for me and my sins.  Plus, He didn't wait for me to start living a better life or turning over a new leaf or to start going to church every Sunday. He loved me even though I had sinned against Him.
John 3:16 
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
 

You Must Know That God Will Save You If You Will Place Your Trust in Jesus Christ:
Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Please let me state very strongly that faith (believe) is the key to Heaven. I have many keys on my key ring. Many of them look similar or in some cases identical. But there is only one of those keys that will unlock the front door to my house.
I said that to say this:  There is only one key that will unlock the door of Heaven so to speak. Jesus Christ is that Key and Him alone. You must place your personal faith in Him believing He died for you and rose again for you.  It's not Jesus Christ plus baptism; It's not Jesus Christ plus church membership; It's not Jesus Christ and you trying harder; It not Jesus Christ and you doing something religious. . . . .It's just faith in Jesus Christ alone.
According to this next verse (13) if you were to ask the Lord to forgive you of all your sins and save you, do you think He would?  Read the verse and believe God will do what He says He will do.
Romans 10:13  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Notice:
That word whosoever. . . . . .that means that anyone including you can call on the name of the Lord, just simply ask the Lord to save you because you believe in your heart that Jesus not only died for you but you believe He arose from the dead and is able and willing to save you.
 

Concluding Remarks:
Remember that verse in Romans 6:23 that told us the bad news about the wages of sin? Well the rest of that verse tells us the good news that eternal life is a gift through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Question: How do you receive a free gift (and it must be free with no strings attached or it's not a gift)?  The only way that I know to receive a Free Gift is to simply reach out and take it. A true gift cannot be purchased or earned otherwise it would not be a gift.
If you are willing to receive the gift of eternal life through Christ, simply tell God in your own words that you know you have sinned and that you are willing to repent of your sins and right now you are trusting Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour because of the fact He died on the cross to pay for your sins and rose again to save you forever.
Encouragement:  If God is speaking to your heart about this please trust Christ today!  Don't put it off!
If you have questions about salvation or being saved  please let me know and I will try my best to give you a bible answer. If you did trust Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour after reading this web page, I would like to send you a booklet that will help you grow in your new found relationship with Jesus Christ. Please Contact Me

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For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12