The Romans Road, Pt. 4

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.

How Do We Get This Salvation?

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 believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Romans 10:9-13

We saw yesterday how Jesus Christ became the perfect sacrifice for our sin.  We have no righteousness and must pay for our sin.  He has perfect righteousness and has already paid for our sin.  But how do we accept what He has done for us?  These verses give us a clear answer.

“…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.”  (vs. 9)  “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (vs. 13)  It doesn’t get much clearer than those verses.

All we need to do to accept Jesus’ offer of salvation from our sin is to accept it.  We must believe in our hearts that what He has told us is true and we must “call upon the name of the Lord.”  There is no elaborate ritual that we must go through.  There is no amount of money that we must give.  There is nothing to do but believe on Him and call upon Him and He has promised to save any and all who will do so.

The book of Romans calls this wonderful offer of salvation a “free gift” three different times.  If you have never accepted this gift, won’t you do it today?

 

 

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