God’s plan for human salvation is communicated throughout everything of Scripture. The Romans Road to salvation may be a collection of verses from the New Testament book of Romans that concisely explain God’s salvation plan. Because this collection is human assembled, not a politician Biblical arrangement, some collections may include more or fewer verses than others. For the most part, the Romans Road consists of essentially four parts.
1. The Human Problem (Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23, and Romans 6:23)
The first a part of the Romans Road confirms the state of each human as sinful and therefore the state of God as holy.
“As it's written: “There is not any one righteous, not even one;” (Romans 3:10)
“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God,” (Romans 3:23)
After establishing that “all have sinned,” the primary half Romans 6:23 explains the depth of this problem and its consequences.
“For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23a)
However, the last half of the verse hints at the hope sinners have for salvation through Jesus.
“…but the gift of God is life eternal in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23b)
2. Humanity’s Hope in Christ (Romans 5:8)
The second a part of the Romans Road further explains the hope we've within the love of God expressed through Christ.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
3. The Sinner’s Response (Romans 10:9-10 and Romans 10:13)
Once we understand our need for a savior and recognize that Jesus is that savior, we will respond by moving along to the third a part of the Romans Road, calling bent Jesus.
“If you declare together with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe your heart that God raised him from the dead, you'll be saved. For it's together with your heart that you simply believe and are justified, and it's together with your mouth that you simply profess your faith and are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10)
This response is feasible for everybody . Romans 10:13 expresses God’s ability to save lots of everyone. (His intention to save lots of most are further expressed in John 3:16-17)
“For, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord are going to be saved.’” (Romans 10:13)
4. The results of Salvation (Romans 5:1-2 and Romans 8:1)
The one-fourth of the Romans Road mentions two results (peace and justification) after a sinner decides to declare and believe their heart that Jesus is Lord. Romans 5:1-2 explains that through faith in Jesus , sinners can enjoy peace with God, not separated from holy God by sin.
“Therefore, since we've been justified through faith, we've peace with God through our Lord Jesus , through whom we've gained access by faith into this grace during which we now stand.” (Romans 5:1-2)
Romans 8:1 rejoices within the results of salvation. Before faith in Christ, all who have sinned were condemned by their sin and destined for death. But now with faith in Christ, “there is not any condemnation” (Romans 8:1) and believers are gifted life eternal with God (Romans 6:23).
“Therefore, there's now no condemnation for those that are in Christ Jesus,” (Romans 8:1)