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The Romans Road to Heaven

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There is a Romans Road that leads to Heaven! But, it is not one of the roads that was built by Caesar's workmen. It is not posted on any of the 53,000 miles of roads that the Romans built.

You will find the "Romans Road to Heaven" clearly marked in the Book of Romans, and that book is the sixth book in the New Testament.

This small book of sixteen chapters was written by the Apostle Paul while he was at Corinth. He sent it to the Christians at Rome by the hands of Phoebe, servant of the church at Cenchrea (Romans 16:1.2).

Luke tells the story of two thieves who were crucified the day that Jesus died. One of them was lost forever. The other thief was saved forever. He heard Jesus say, "Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43). He confessed that he was lost, guilty and deserving of death! (Luke 23:40-42).

The unconverted thief died in his sins (Luke 23:39).

The repentant thief died to his sins (Luke 23:42).

Jesus Christ died for our sins (I Tim. 1:15).

"As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one" (Romans 3:10).

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).

"Wherefore as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned" (Romans 5:12).

All have sinned. I have sinned. You have sinned. But here is good news, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).

Now, open your Bible or New Testament to the Book of Romans. Together, now, let us draw a map of the Romans Road to Heaven.

HOW TO DRAW THE MAP: First, start at Romans 3:10. Underline this verse and in the margin, write, "The Road to Heaven Starts Here." Then in the margin write, Romans 3:23.

Now turn to Romans 3:23, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."

Again, in the margin write, Romans 5:12.

Now turn to Romans 5:12, and beside that verse write, Romans 5:8. Underline verse 8, and beside it write, Romans 10:9-13.

Now read those verses:

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hat raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:9-13).

That is the map. You can follow this biblical road map to heaven. You can use this road map to lead others to heaven.

The Bible says that all have sinned. For this read Romans 3:10 and 3:23.

The price of sin is death. For this read Romans 5:12 and 6:23.

Jesus paid the price for our sins. For this, read Romans 5:8.

Now are you willing to ask God to forgive you of your sins? Are you ready to accept Jesus as your Savior, the One who paid the price for your sins?

Then pray this prayer, or one like it...

Dear God, I believe that Jesus Christ came to be my Savior. I ask you to forgive me of my sins, and come into my heart now. Take me as I am and make me what you want me to be. In Jesus' name, Amen.

According to the Bible, if you die in your sins you will go to hell. But if you confess your sins, and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, He gives to you the free gift of eternal life and you are on the Romans Road to Heaven.

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