(These are sold individually)
** This tract is printed on a light-weight card and is the size and shape of a checkbook folder. It has two slots for you to put in money — any size bill you wish. We strongly suggest that you use brand new bills, which you can obtain through your bank (there’s something clean and fresh about new bills). You can hand out these tracts anywhere, or drop one in the envelope when you pay your bills. Why not aim at giving out $260 each year — one tract containing 5 dollars each week? **
Why give away money?
There are four reasons: First. As a small token of apology for the fact that so many have asked for money in the name of Christianity. Christians should be giving to the community, not taking from it.
The second reason is to ask you an important question. Do you consider yourself to be a good person? Let’s look at the Ten Commandments and see if you are. Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen anything? (The value of the item is irrelevant). Have you ever used God’s Name in vain? Jesus said, “Whoever looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.” Have you ever looked with lust? Will you be guilty or innocent on the Day of Judgment? Will you go to Heaven or Hell?
If you are guilty of breaking those four, God sees you as a “lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart,” and the Bible makes it clear that you will end up in Hell. But there is good news. Even though we broke God’s Law (the Ten Commandments), He became a man to pay the fine. Jesus suffered and died on the cross (taking our punishment upon Himself), then He rose from the dead: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God doesn’t want you to go to Hell. He can forgive you and grant you the gift of everlasting life, so confess your sins to Him right now, put your trust in Jesus, and you will pass from death to life.
The third reason for giving you the money is to show you that you have faith. Perhaps you are saying, “How can I know if the gospel is true?” Maybe you felt the same about this gift, but you had enough faith to open it and see if money was inside. Do the same with the gospel. This gift was mere money. God’s gift is everlasting life — so what are you waiting for? You may not have tomorrow . . .
The fourth reason: The information you are now reading was hidden from you by the money. The Bible says the things of God are hidden from you because of your sin. Allow God to wash away your sins and your eyes will suddenly be opened to a whole new realm.
Pray something like this: “Dear God, today I turn away from all of my sins (name them). I put my trust in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. Please forgive me, change my heart, and grant me your gift of everlasting life. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.” Then read your Bible daily, and obey what you read (see John 14:21). Go now to www.livingwaters.com and click on “Save Yourself Some Pain.” There you will find important principles that will help you grow in your faith.