So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.

Rom. 10:17 NLT

THE ROMAN ROAD: The path to Jesus

The book of Romans is an Epistle written by the Apostle Paul to the people of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire extended throughout the known world and was very prosperous; much like you would see the economic and living conditions of Europe, Asia, North America, etc. today. In light of this, we can say that the Book of Romans addresses issues to that group of people, yet is applicable to all people, being the Word of God. It was the Roman Empire that first built roads extensively, of which, Jesus and the Apostles travelled on; likewise, exist to this day. However, in this letter, we will not talk about the literal Roman roads but the spiritual "Roman road to Jesus". It's been dubbed as the "Roman Road" because it is a path of salvation taken out of the book of Romans.

WHAT PATH ARE YOU TAKING? If you look at a map of Rome you'll see that "all roads lead to Rome"; however, this is not so with God. Only one road leads to God and that road is Jesus Christ. Jesus said "I am the way, the truth, and the life, No one comes to the Father except through Me. (Jn. 14:6) "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12) Jesus also said, "narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matt. 7:14) There are many ways and paths we take in life but none is more important than the way of Jesus.

MAN IS SINFUL: "There is none righteous, no, not one" Romans 3:10 "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23

"just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned" Romans 5:12
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8,9

FAITH: His Resurection.
"that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9

PRAY: If you believe the above and would like to have Jesus in your life, say a prayer like this: Father in heaven, I acknowledge that I am a sinner, I thank you that Jesus sacrificed Himself on the cross as the payment for my sins. I believe that you raised Him from the dead. Please forgive me and come into my life. Help me to follow Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus Christ name I pray - Amen.