There is an old saying that “all roads lead to Rome,” but this “Roman Road” leads souls to Christ. It is a series of verses from the book of Romans that are helpful in leading a soul to the Saviour. Any Christian can use it with profit when dealing with a needy soul. It is helpful to illustrate the “broad road” of life (Matthew 7:13) by imagining a great highway, like our 401, with its warning and directional boards to guide travellers. The first warning is:
THE REALITY OF SIN. (Romans 3:10 & 23). Mankind is not evolving and getting better, but “there is none righteous, no, not one.” Again, “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Impress upon your contact that every person, including the one being spoken to is a sinner. Everyone has broken God’s law.
THE REWARD OF SIN is the second warning board (Romans 5:12 & 6:23). There are three deaths. We are all born in sin, that is spiritual death the same as Adam died. He did not die physically when he sinned. Then there is physical death with which we are all familiar an to which we are heading, Spiritual death plus physical death leads to the most dread death of all – eternal death – which is the separation of the soul from God forever.
THE REMEDY FOR SIN (Romans 5:8). The remedy lies in God’s great love (John 3:16). God clothed Adam and Eve with coats of skins picturing Christ’s blood sacrifice for sins. He sheltered Noah in the ark, safe from the judgment of God. Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God is both our sacrifice and our covering (Psalm 32:1).
THE REMOVAL OF SIN. The final exit sign – get off the broad road (Romans 10:9 & 13). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Encourage your contact not to miss the “exit” sign. It is a long way back. It they miss God’s final warning Genesis 6:3 comes into the equation, “My Spirit shall not always strive with man.”
May the Lord bless each one as you seek to lead souls to Christ. “He that winneth souls is wise.” (Proverbs 11:30).