Evangelism Beliefs According to Romans

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The Romans Road to Salvation is a systematic way of explaining the gospel to an unbeliever by referencing a series of Bible verses in the Book of Romans. First, explain the human need: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (New International Version, Romans 3:23). Second, speak to sin’s penalty: “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (6:23). Next talk about God’s provision for this penalty: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (5:8). Finally, explain how the person can respond: “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.” (10:9) (Ashby and Galan).

For those who have heard the gospel previously and believe that the Bible is a credible historical and moral reference, this method can be very effective in bringing someone to Christ. This step-by-step explanation walks a seeking person through each point of their need, God’s provision for their need, and how to receive salvation. It is effective in quickly giving the Gospel in a short amount of time especially in busy city neighborhoods where people are always on the go. It also helps a Christian learn and teach the core doctrine of the Gospel by using one book of the Bible rather than going through the entire Bible given the short amount of time to present to unbelievers (Kaufmann). It is a good tool to be used by new and experienced Christians.

There can be some disadvantages of using this method to evangelize. If a person is unwilling to accept the Bible as a credible source, they will also be unwilling to accept the Romans Road. An evangelizing C...

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The Holy Bible, New International Version. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001. Print.

Ashby, William Brent, and Benjamin Galan. 24 Ways to Explain the Gospel. Torrance: Rose Publishing, 2009. Print.

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Earley, David, and David Wheeler. Evangelism Is: How to Share Jesus with Passion and Confidence. Nashville: B&H Academic Publishing Group, 2010. 85. Print.

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