The Roman Road is a collection of six passages from the book of Romans that clearly and concisely present the path to salvation. We recommend memorizing and/or marking these verses in your Bible so that you can readily use these verses when you share the Gospel with friends, family, and everyone.
"For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God."
The creator of the universe is holy and perfect. 1 John 1:5 says that "God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all." God has given us laws, or the standard of good with which to measure up. It may be easy to say that we are "good" according to the standards of this world, but when we measure ourselves up against the perfection and light of the God of the universe, it's easy to see that we have fallen short.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Because of our sin, and the fact that we have fallen short of the glory of God, we are separated from God. Since God is perfect, for Him to accept anything less would taint His perfection. We have a hope, however, and that hope is through Jesus Christ our Lord. Through the Jesus paying the ultimate price on the cross-- His life, on our behalf, we can experience the eternal life that God has to offer.
"but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Though we are enemies of God by nature and have sinned and turned away from God, Jesus still died in our stead to demonstrate the incomprehensible love of God. John 3:16 says "For God so loved the world, He gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." God loves us, and he offers us grace, through the blood of Jesus.
"if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved."
How do we receive this free gift of eternal life? We can never be good enough to earn forgiveness. The Bible tells us that we must confess our sins before God and lay them down at the cross. We must put our faith in Jesus, and declare him the Lord of our life, and then we will be saved.
"For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
We can have confidence that when we confess our sins and declare Jesus as the Lord of our lives, putting our whole faith in Him, that He hears us. The Bible tells us that all who call upon the name of Jesus will be saved.