The Romans Road, Pt. 2

I am going to be away from the computer this week, so I am posting a series on what is commonly called “the Romans Road” to salvation.  It is a series of verses from the book of Romans dealing with sin, guilt, and, most importantly, salvation through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ.  As always, thank you for reading and feel free to comment.

The Consequence of Sin

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:23

We saw yesterday the fact that we are all sinners.  We saw that none of us are righteous and that we have all sinned.  Because we have all fallen “short of the glory of God,” we need salvation and we need a Saviour.  But that brings up the question: “what do we need to be saved from?” and “what is so bad about sin and/or being a sinner?”  These are the questions that are answered by this verse.

“For the wages of sin is death…”

That is a very simple and powerful statement.  Wages are things that we receive for work that we have done.  Just as we go to our jobs to collect our wages at the end of the week, so at the end of our lives will we collect our “wages” for what we have done while we lived on this earth.  Sadly, since we are all sinners, those wages are “death.”  “Death” in this case does not mean simply a physical death.  It refers to the “second death,” or spiritual death and hell itself.

That is a terrible fate for any man or woman, but that is the fate of all those who refuse the Saviour.  “For the wages of sin is death…”  We need to always be mindful of that truth.

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