Finding Christ

The Roman Road That Leads To Christ

 

If you are visiting this page it means that you been looking for a way to have a REAL relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ. You may have heard that in order to go to heaven you have to be born again. You may have been told that you need to be saved in order to go to heaven. You may also have heard that you have to give your life to Christ in order to become a child of God. All of these statements are referring to the same thing.

     . In John 3:3 Jesus said that a person has to be "Born Again" in order to enter into

       the kingdom of heaven.

     . In John 3:16 Jesus said that "God so loved the world that He gave His only

       begotten Son that Whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have

       everlasting life."

 

What Jesus was saying is that a person needs to be "Born Again" which means that a person needs to abandon their former life and start a fresh new life that God will give to them for believing in His Son Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.

 

Here are the steps that a person needs to take in order to be "Born Again" or "Saved" or a child of God. The steps are called the "Roman Road" because all the steps are found in the book of Romans.

 

Here is The Romans' Road . . .

 

All Have Sinned.

Romans 3:10 states, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” And again in Romans 3:23 we are told, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 5:12 tells us, “Wherefore, as by one man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” When Adam sinned, he brought the curse of sin upon all mankind. This is why everyone is born with a nature to sin, it has been passed down since Adam.

 

There is a Penalty for Sin.

Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Death is the penalty for sin, Physical Death and a Second Death. Most people confuse spiritual death with the Second Death. We are born spiritually-dead. Adam and Eve died spiritually the moment they sinned, and all of their descendants since have been born spiritually-dead. This is why a person must be born-again spiritually. God's Holy Spirit is that spiritual life. The Bible also speaks of a Second Death, which means being cast into the Lake of Fire forever as punishment for our sins. Just as a person is paid wages for work performed on the job, so does God payback sinners in the Lake of Fire.

 

Jesus Died, Was Buried, And Rose Three Days Later.

Christ died for our sins! Romans 5:8, “But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” What a precious Scripture! God in His love decided to give mankind a chance to escape the wrath of God's judgment. Jesus came and laid down His life for us, knowing just how sinful the human race is. God expressed His love for humanity, paying men's sin debt, knowing that we are so undeserving.

 

Call Upon the Lord Jesus to Be Saved.

Romans 10:13 promises, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” The word “call” means “to appeal unto.” Lost sinners who come to Jesus for forgiveness of sins, believing that He is the Christ, the Son of God, will be saved. How much faith do you need to be saved? Just enough faith to obey Romans 10:13 and trust upon the Lord Jesus for salvation. 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. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Jesus DIED, was BURIED and RESURRECTED. This is the Gospel according to 1st Corinthians 15:1-4. If you receive the Gospel as payment for your sins, then you are saved immediately, irrevocably and eternally.

 

Salvation is the simplest thing in the world, but religion has made it complicated. Many religions teach that a person has to live a holy life and do good works in order to get into heaven. The problem is that without God's help "NO ONE" can live a holy life without God's direct help; and "NO ONE" can do enough good works to please God enough that He will grant you entry into heaven. Remember that Romans 3:10 says that God does not see ANYONE as being righteous. Therefore, it doesn't matter how good you think you have been or how good you may try to be; as far as God is concern you are "NEVER" going to be good enough to make it into heaven.

 

This is why God in His grace and mercy sent Only Son Jesus to do what all mankind can "NEVER" do. Jesus lived the perfect life that God requires us to live in order to be able to enter into Heaven. He then died the death on the cross to pay the "FULL" penalty for our sins. This is why God is now able to offer us this amazing gift.  All God requires of us to receive His free gift of eternal life is that we come to Him by way of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

 

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