How to Become a Christian

How to Become a Christian

Roman Road
It’s God’s plan of salvation set forth in Paul’s letter to the Romans, also known as the Roman Road. The following is a collection of passages that build a beautiful and systematic approach to the gospel of grace by and through Jesus Christ.
We’re All Sinners
Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” We must all realize that we are sinners and that we need forgiveness. We are not worthy of God’s grace.
God Made a Way
Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Through Jesus, God gave us a way to be saved from our sins. God showed us His love by giving us the potential for life through the death of His Son, Jesus Christ.
The Gift of Eternal Life
Romans 3:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” If we remain sinners, we will die. However, if we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, and repent of our sins, we will have eternal life.
Confess and Believe
Romans 10:9-10 says, “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Just confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead and you are saved.
Salvation For All
Romans 10:13 says, “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” There are no other religious formulas or rituals — Call upon the name of the Lord and you will be saved!
The Invitation
Are you ready to accept God’s free gift? If you believe the message of the Roman Road, and want to accept God’s free gift of salvation right now, here’s a basic prayer for you. Again, this is not a ritual based on any specific words, but rather, a guideline for your sincere step of faith:
“God, I ask You to forgive me of my sins. I believe in Jesus Christ and in His death on the cross for my sins. I ask You to enter my life right now, and provide me strength as I commit my life to You this day. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
If you prayed this prayer, Please contact the church office at (865) 689-5397 or email us at blackoakheights@gmail.com and speak with our Pastor, Dr. Todd Stinnett. You may also send us your prayer requests.