Below is a real “tract” excerpt from a booklet handed out at a Christian Conference. What do you think about giving this away to someone, what is BIBLICALLY wrong or right with this?? Also what is wrong or right about this approach?? Fellas any thoughts??
Q: How can I know for sure that I’m going to go to heaven?A: This is the most important question you can ever ask. Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Luke 11:9). That is God’s promise to you.To put it simply, Jesus, God’s only Son, came from heaven to live on this earth for thirty-three years. While He was here He healed the sick, restored the broken, and spread a message of Love that has reached to outermost parts of the world. Jesus did not sin, and yet He took your sin (just name it, it’s been covered!) upon Himself and paid the penalty for that sin by His death on the cross (Romans 6:23, Hebrews 4:15, 1 Peter 2:24). Three days after He died, He arose from the dead; and forty days later He ascended into heaven where He intercedes on your behalf (Romans 8:34 and Hebrews 7:25).John 3:16-17 and John 10:10 tell of the great love God has for us. Because of His love, God wants you to come to him just as you are. You don’t have to “fix” yourself first. You don’t have to clean up your life or get rid of your sins. He longs for you to bring your messy, sin-filled life to Him. We encourage you to do this. Admit your sins to God, ask His forgiveness, and thank Him for His love and acceptance of you. He loves you no matter what you’ve done or what is happening in your life now. Jesus has all power and authority over sin and evil (Matthew 28:18, Hebrews 2:14-15, 1 John 3:8), and through Him you can also live a life of true freedom. Read 1 John 1:9. If you give yourself to Jesus, He will come into your heart and live there (Revelation 3:20). You will then be in Christ Jesus, and He will be in you (John 15:4-7, Galatians 2:20).2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same any more. A new life has begun!” (TLB). And John 1:12 says, “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” This is what God promises you. Yes, you with all your problems, shame and guilt that the Enemy reminds you of everyday–YOU have the right to become a child of God! This is God’s promise and He cannot life. By a simple prayer of faith ask Christ to come into your heart today–and He will.________________________________________
NOTE: Above is an exact representation of what appeared in the Winter Jam booklet. Nothing has been changed. –
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