How to Be Saved
It is a tragic mistake to put your trust into salvation in anything else but Jesus. Many have
put their trust in earning their way into salvation by being “righteous,” being a member of a
church, or their good deeds.
Jesus said that many in that day will say, “… have we not done many wonderful works?” and
Jesus will say, “I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.” Mat 7:23. They
will be cast into the lake of fire, because He (Jesus) “never knew them.”
Jesus also said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by
me.” Jn. 14:6. When you became saved, He knows you personally. Rm. 10:9 says, “Confess
with thy Mouth, Lord 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.” Notice
it says, “… and shalt believe in thine heart …” It is in the relationship with the Lord that He
So how do you become saved? The best answer is illustrated in what is known as, “The
Romans Road to salvation.” This is a way of explaining the good news of salvation using
verses from the Book of Romans. It is a simple yet powerful method of explaining why we
need salvation, how God provided salvation, how we can receive salvation, and what are
the results of salvation.
Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." We have all
sinned. We have all done things that are displeasing to God. There is no one who is
Romans 3:10-18 gives a detailed picture of what sin looks like in our lives.
Romans 6:23 teaches us about the consequences of sin - "For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." The punishment that we
have earned for our sins is death. Not just physical death, but eternal death!
Romans 5:8 declares, "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were
still sinners, Christ died for us." Jesus Christ died for us! Jesus' death paid for the price of
our sins. Jesus' resurrection proves that God accepted Jesus' death as the payment for our
Romans 10:9 states, "that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your
heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Because of Jesus' death on
our behalf, all we have to do is believe in Him, trusting His death as the payment for our
sins - and we will be saved!
Romans 10:13 says it again, "for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins and rescue us from eternal death. Salvation, the
forgiveness of sins, is available to anyone who will trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and
The final aspect of the Romans Road to salvation is the results of salvation is in Romans 5:
1, "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ." Through Jesus Christ we can have a relationship of peace with God.
Romans 8:1 teaches us, "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in
Christ Jesus." Because of Jesus' death on our behalf, we will never be condemned for our
Finally, we have this precious promise of God from Romans 8:38-39, "For I am convinced
that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future,
nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to
separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Would you like to follow the Romans Road to salvation? If so, here is a simple prayer you
can pray to God. Saying this prayer is a way to declare to God that you are relying on Jesus
Christ for your salvation. The words themselves will not save you. Only faith in Jesus Christ
can provide salvation!
Please pray with me …
"God, I know that I have sinned against you and am deserving of everlasting punishment. But
Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserved so that through faith in Him I could be
forgiven. With your help, I place my trust in you Jesus for salvation. Please come into my heart
and be my Lord. Thank You for Your wonderful grace and forgiveness - the gift of eternal life!
In Jesus Name, Amen!"
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