The Roman Road to Salvation Vs The Gospel of Jesus Christ

THE GOSPEL of Jesus Christ

A few days ago, a SHORT but INTERESTING discussion was entertained about the topic of “eternal salvation.”

When the subject turned to the ‘mercy (grace) of God,’ THEN the discussion traversed a few interesting points.

When it was pointed out that NO ONE is saved without the mercy (grace) of the LORD, the other person in the discussion quickly referenced a (man-made) tool called “The Roman Road to Salvation.”

The Roman Road (as it is many times called) is compiled from some verses found in the Book of Romans.

This reference was held up as being contradictory to what was claimed as “NO ONE is saved without the mercy of God.”

The discussion then came to a quick end as the other person promised to “study the matter and get back to you.”

AFTER looking into the matter of the ‘Roman Road to Salvation’ vs the gospel of Jesus Christ, several points became apparent.

We now present FIVE of  those points.

1- God’s Word has MANY scriptural references to the gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ.

IN FACT, Jesus Himself commanded:

“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
–Mark 16:15

The Bible is silent about the Roman Road.

2- God’s Word promises that it is the gospel which is the power of God unto salvation, NOT the Roman Road.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

3- While the Roman Road DOES mention Jesus several times during its presentation, Jesus is NOT the focal point as He is during the presentation of the gospel.

Believe the gospel of Jesus Christ and be eternally saved.

Do NOT believe the gospel of Jesus Christ and be eternally damned.

“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
—John 20:31

Believe the Roman Road to Salvation and perhaps be saved eternally.

Do NOT believe the Roman Road to Salvation and one is no worse off than he was before.

4- The Roman Road, like its accomplices (whatever their names), seems to place a great emphasis on ‘making a decision for Christ.’

This feeds man’s desire to be the center of all attention–even during eternal salvation.

God’s Word says that the decisions of man have very little to do with where that man will spend his eternity.

“For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
–Romans 9:15-16

5- The Roman Road to Salvation would seem to be a perfectly acceptable SUPPLEMENT to the gospel, NOT a SUBSTITUTE FOR the gospel.

As many (particularly, in the churches) would have it to be.

WHAT does the reader believe about the Roman Road to Salvation?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 10, 2022.]

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