Romans Road lays out the plan of salvation through a series of Bible verses from the book of Romans . . .

I tried to think of the easiest way to share the Romans Road . . . Just open the above link which is on my Google Docs, click on File / Download, and save the pdf to Desktop . . . or it can be read below . . .

My idea here is that you just have to read the red text, or copy and paste the red text, to witness in text chat. 

To view, use the free Foxit Reader (it has a smaller file size, and more features, than Adobe) . . .


The Roman Road

from "The Next Step" by J.T.C., (pages 55 to 59)

Romans Road lays out the plan of salvation through a series of Bible verses from the book of Romans . . .

I don't think witnessing is easy.  My idea here is that you just have to read the red text below, or copy and paste it, to witness in text chat.


To be a soul winner, you should get yourself a small New Testament.

Having a large Bible is a bad approach - When they see it, they get scared.

You must first prepare your little New Testament with guide notes, for your own benefit.

Take a colored pen or pencil and turn to the book of Romans.

Your first verse is Romans 3:10 

Now that you've marked it like we have above, you move to the next verse.

The next verse is Romans 3:23

Always indicate in the margin the next verse you are to read.

Here is the list you will follow on the Roman Road . . .

1) Romans 3:10 

2) Romans 3:23 

3) Romans 5:12 

4) Romans 5:8 

5) Romans 6:23 

6) Romans 10:13 

7) Revelation 3:20 ... this is an excellent, but not required, detour point from the plan 

8) Romans 10:9-10

Mark all of these down in your New Testament - so you won't make any mistakes.

With this technique, you don't have to memorize the scriptures . . . that will come in time as you use the system.

Before witnessing, pray, asking God for power through the Holy Spirit.  Ask Him to use you to win someone for Christ.

Never hit them cold with a question like . . . "Have you been saved?"

Talk about the weather or their job for a few minutes.

Then ask . . .

May I ask you a question?

"Sure, go ahead!"

If you were to die tonight . . . are you sure you would go to heaven?

Any reply less than 100% certainty is a sign you must present the Roman Road.

If it were possible to know for sure that you could go to heaven - would you be interested?

"I'd be a nut if I didn't!"

If I could show you how you can know from the Bible, would you do what the Bible says?


People aren't always interested.  Some get angry.  Be pleasant, leave a tract, and go talk to someone else.

Romans 3:10 points out that I'm not righteous and you're not either ... "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:"  (Ro 3:10)

Romans 3:23 says we all fall short of God's standard! ... "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"  (Ro 3:23)

Point out that you are a sinner first, then that he is also.  Never put the sinner below you.

Romans 5:12 says in the beginning, God and Adam's hearts were knit together.  Through Adam's disobedience, their sweet togetherness was broken.

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

Adam died both spiritually and physically.  We inherit spiritual and physical death from our parents, Adam and Eve.

In Romans 5:8, we find Christ died on the cross, He became our substitute by taking our place!

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."  (Ro 5:8)

Romans 6:23 says the wages of sin is death ... "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."  (Ro 6:23)

Most of us work for wages.  Our pay for being a sinner is death!

"Why did Adam listen to Eve, and sin?"

We'll come back to that later!

Warning:  Never get off the Roman Road by arguing doctrine or opinion.

". . . but the gift of God is eternal life . . ."  (Ro 6:23) ... If someone gives you a gift and you receive it, you know you have it - right?


Romans 10:13 is a promise, if we call on the name of the Lord, we shall be saved - not maybe!  but - shall!

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."  (Ro 10:13)

Revelation 3:20 is another promise.  This shows Christ outside our lives.

He wants to come into our hearts and be the center of our lives.  He says He will come in, if we ask Him!

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."  (Rev 3:20)

Romans 10:9-10 tells us how to call on the Lord.

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath 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."  (Ro 10:9-10)

Would you like to call on the name of the Lord right now, ask Him into your heart, and know that you are saved?


Let me pray for you - Lord, thank you for this opportunity to present my friend, Mr. Jones.

Now, Mr. Jones, will you please pray?

"I don't know what to pray!"

I'll help you!

If you mean business with the Lord - you tell Him these words:  Lord, I know I'm a lost sinner

(let Jones repeat these words)

I'm asking you to forgive me of my sins

(Mr. Jones repeats)

and come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior

(Jones repeats)

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ

(Jones repeats)


(Jones repeats)

Do you mean business?


Then according to Romans 10:13 you called upon His name.

Do you believe He saved you like He said He would? If you died tonight, would you be sure you'd go to heaven?


How do you know?

"God says so!"

Now go tell somebody what's happened to you - because the Word tells us to in Romans 10:9

Also, Matthew 10:32 says:  "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven."  (Mt 10:32)

Why don't you come to church with me and make a public confession of your faith?

"I will, thank you."

You have just been born again spiritually and you need to grow up.  The Bible is our spiritual food - you must read it daily!

When you lead someone to Christ give them a copy of this book published by Chick Publications:  The Next Step . . .

This will get them going in the right direction.

The more you know about scripture - the easier it is to present the Roman Road.

You're not to be discouraged when I tell you, that you're not going to save anyone!

"How come?"

We're to be a witness for God.  He prepares the heart.  He draws the sinner and He does the saving!

Here are some important rules.

1. Go neatly dressed - you represent the King of Kings.

2. Watch your breath - use breath mints.

3. Go with a partner if possible.

Remember, the eyes of the world are looking for Christ in you.

There are times when you cannot deal personally with someone about Christ.

But there is something you can do.

You can take advantage of our highly successful tract ministry . . .

Who, Me? . . .

Why not?



Ken Korkow (extended version) . . .

7:07  What would happen if you were to die tonight - heaven or hell?  I imagine I'd "probably" go to heaven . . . see I Jn 5:11-13 . . . If you got it, you "know"

I Jn 5:10-14 . . . Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony in his heart.  Anyone who does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because he has not believed the testimony God has given about his Son.  

And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.  He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.  

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.  This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.


There are no examples in the Bible of people who lost their salvation - so pre-destination, confidence in heaven, and salvation, is a Biblical concept.


For anyone wondering if they can loose their salvation

By Joe Capriano

Why would God give you His permanent salvation and then later decide to take it back -- because you told Him you didn't want it anymore? That would mean your commitment was never legitimate or sincere to begin with and you never really received His offer of salvation. I would give God a lot more credit than that, based on His omnipotent character and His foreknowledge of those whom He chooses to place His Holy Spirit within as the permanent deposit and seal assuring their salvation. He knows every person’s life from beginning to end, even before we are born (Psalm 139:16).

Basing your salvation on your own freewill and choice to retain it means you are putting your trust in yourself and not in God‘s hands and His power to maintain and ensure it. If anyone rejects Him after tasting the fruit of His goodness, because they have fallen under the power and spell of sin, it doesn’t mean God will stop loving that believer and immediately cut him or her off. What it does mean is that He will lovingly chastise a believer -- as any loving Father would -- if that believer is His legitimate child and will try to bring them back to their senses. If that believer continues unabated in their sin God will allow sickness, if not physical death, to end a believer’s life so they are not condemned with the world (1 Corinthians 11:30-32).

Those who believe that a believer can permanently lose their salvation by choice confuse it with a permanent break in fellowship with God (as stated in Hebrews 10:26) to support their view. Nowhere in this verse (Hebrews 10:26) does it say, or even suggest, a believer will lose their salvation or that God may take it back -- not even in the original Greek language! To imply that also contradicts the previous statements made in the book of Hebrews about God’s loving discipline by turning it into the extreme of threatening to throw His own children into hell, when God has said we will never perish, be appointed to wrath, or be condemned (John 3:16, 1 Thess. 5:9; Rom. 8:1).

That is what losing your salvation means: going to hell. This belief also contradicts God’s patient and loving character along with all of His promises to ensure a believer’s salvation. I would highly question anyone who calls himself/ herself a believer and yet who panders to, or promotes, such a message of fear and intimidation that would put doubt in a believer’s mind about God’s ability to secure their salvation. Satan uses the same tactics against a believer’s faith every day. A believer can lose their fellowship with God and regain it back at anytime by choice if they stop allowing their ill-fated freewill to rule over their lives and allow God to lead them.

Nevertheless, if we do break fellowship with God, He allows it for the very purpose of teaching and showing us a contrast between our ill-fated will and decisions so that we may see the fruit of those decisions. That would hopefully gain our attention enough to allow us to yield and entrust our faith permanently in His hands, rather than our own. The Holy Bible says, "A fool does not delight in wisdom because his heart meditates upon madness. (Proverbs 18:2 Aramaic) Indeed it is madness according to this version of scripture to debate God at His promises.

And yet these same people, who call themselves 'believers', doubt God‘s promises and assurance regarding His ability to ensure a believer’s salvation, all the while claiming to represent Him and the gospel message of hope and good news. I mean whose side are these believers on? - Satan’s? As far as I am concerned they are doubters and not of faith who break the continuity and flow of scripture by twisting it to their own destruction (2 Peter 3:16). They turn God into the image of a fear monger who is impatient and quick to destroy you and renege on His promises to save you and keep you saved.

It is a fearful thing to test God's integrity when it comes to His promises, especially His assurance of a believer's salvation. It is highly questionable if those who stand by such a message of hopelessness have even received the same salvation, or even belong to Jesus to be called his disciples (Matt. 7:23).They make God out to be a liar who contradicts Himself and is powerless to secure His own children in His hands that they could so easily slip right through His grasp and end up in hell. Is this the kind of God they are preaching? - one you can’t trust to ensure your salvation?

Besides, did not Jesus say to be a true follower and disciple of His we are supposed to deny ourselves and pick up our cross? (Luke 9:23-24; Mark 8:34). That means when we made the choice to accept God’s free offer of salvation it was under the condition that we surrender and give up our freewill in exchange for His perfect will to lead our lives. In other words, our freewill was nailed to the cross along with all of our sins and we became His permanent adopted children, thereafter secured in the grasp of His hands. Amen!