The Roman Road (#222)
Bible version used: KJV
I had a pretty good opinion of myself until a friend invited me to take a walk down the Roman Road. He used just a single book in the Bible to open my eyes to my relationship with God, and I haven’t been the same since.
He warned me that the trip might hurt, and he was right because he started by revealing my real status before God. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God... Romans 3:23
Then I learned of sin’s penalty. For the wages of sin is death...
He went on to tell me that God loves me so much he offers an alternative called ‘eternal life’. ...but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23b
Then he showed me how God provided his son Jesus as an atoning sacrifice for my sin. Jesus took my penalty! But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
I wondered if God would accept me. He assured me with even more good news. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13
My friend showed me what I should do to receive eternal life. 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. Romans 10:9
We prayed together, and I gladly accepted God’s gift of eternal life through Jesus. I asked him if there was anything in the book of Romans that could help me with my new life. He pointed to the beginning of Romans 12: . . . present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
He explained that if I gave God first place in my life, other things would work out according to God’s plan for me. I read a lot of the Bible since that day, and my friend was right! My life has been transformed. I joined his church and was baptized.
Many verses are underlined in my Bible, but I’ll never forget the Roman Road because a close friend used it to show me the way to eternal life.
That’s why I gave this tract to you today–so you too can know the way to eternal life. If you already have walked that road, please pass this on. News this good is meant to be shared.