Pentecostal Sermons and Bible Studies by Pastor Jim Feeney, Ph.D.

The Roman Road to Salvation | How to Get Saved

Summary:  God has made the path to salvation and eternal life clear and simple in the bible. Dozens of verses spell out how to be saved. One of the best-known, brief summaries is found in the “Roman Road” to salvation in the Epistle to the Romans. ~Pastor Jim Feeney, Ph.D.

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1) Our Human Condition

Romans 3:23  For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

• Every one of us, every mortal human, has sinned.
 
• Our sin causes us to “fall short” of God’s glory and His desired relationship with us.

2) Sin’s Penalty

Romans 6:23a  For the wages of sin is death

• Sin has a payoff — death! Damnation in hell, eternal separation from God.

3) God’s Provision and Solution

Romans 5:8, 6:23b  But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us … [6:23b] the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.

• Because God loves us, He didn’t want to leave us in our lost, condemned, sinful state — that is, “still sinners.”
 
• So He sent His Son Jesus to die for our sins. This is the Gospel in its simplest, clearest form — the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for our salvation (1 Corinthians 15:2-4). In Christ, God the Father has provided a way for us to be saved! Jesus took upon Himself the penalty for our sins.

4) Our Necessary Response

Romans 10:9, 13  If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved… [13] for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

• Confess Jesus as your Lord, including His having the authority to forgive sins that you repent of.
 
• Believe that Jesus died for your sins and rose again from the dead.
 
• Call on His Name in sincere faith and repentance for your sins.
 
• And (vs. 13) you “will be saved”!

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