Tracts aimed at false converts
Hey brethren! I’m really curious if any of you have a link to a good tract directed at false converts. I’ve thought about making my own but have yet to do it so I’m curious if there’s one already done. My parents force me to go to their church building (though I’ve told them what the Bible says about them) and I want to leave some tracts there but I’m not sure which ones would be best. Currently using these: http://store.kjv1611.org/of-course-im-a-christian-tract/
I have read your question, and I have no idea. I does sound like a good idea, a tract of that type. I'll try to subscribe to this question.
Have a look at Fellowship Tract League as well. There are good tracts out there and a whole lot of not-so-good, huh? I'm almost motivated to make my own.
I would like one or the other either you reading it OR the text. I would like to see the exact content of the tract, I might like some to hand out or place. Blessings to you. 🙂 I had had some of the "Of Course I'm a Christian" tracts myself. 🙂
Here’s the text 🙂
Are you a good person? Do you go to church? Do you pay your tithes? Just because you may do things such as these doesn’t mean you are saved. Nowhere in the bible are these requirements to be saved. Are you sure you are a true, genuine christian? The bible says, “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith...” (II Corinthians 13:5) Is it possible that your conversion was a false one? I know mine was. I prayed a prayer at the young age of 7 and was told that I was saved. I didn’t understand what it meant to be saved or what the consequence for sin was at the time because I was too young. As I grew older I was not living or acting how a true christian should be, even though I was baptized went to church every week. Until I was almost 19 I had a false salvation (“Believed in vain” I Corinthians 15:2) and I would have gone to Hell if I died, but the Lord showed me that I wasn’t actually saved. I felt terrible for the life I was living and I called out in sorrow unto Him and He saved me. The apostle Paul even speaks of people who are not true christians. For example: in II Corinthians 11:26, Paul calls them false brethren, “...in peril among false brethren;” He mentions them again in Galatians 2:4, ”And that because of false brethren unawares brought in,...” Jesus said in Matthew 7:21,”Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” If you are trusting in your ‘good works’ to save you, you are not saved. The bible says there is none that doeth good (Romans 3:12). “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” (Galatians 2:16) Perhaps you think “Oh, I’m a good person. A loving God wouldn’t send me to Hell to burn for eternity, right?” God thinks differently. Romans 3:10 ”...There is none righteous, no, not one”: “...Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”(Luke 13:3) Repent and be born again before it is too late! Don’t end up in Hell like everyone else!
Please heed this warning! Examine yourself and see if you are saved. Pray to God and ask him if you would go to Heaven when you die. Read his word and find out(1 John 5:13). If you are not saved, then get saved! And enjoy the peace that comes through the Lord Jesus Christ! If you know that you are not saved and don’t want to end up in Hell, please continue reading and learn how to escape eternal damnation.
Repent: “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:3) If you don’t repent, you will end up in hell. “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation…” (II Corinthians 7:10) repentance is feeling sorry towards God and feeling sorry for how sinful you are.
Believe: “...Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved…”(Acts 16:31) Trust the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for your sins.
Confess:“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.” (Romans 10:9) “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13) Pray to God in your own words and ask him to save you.
I use this one often.
I especially like "pray to God in your OWN words and ASK HIM to save you". Much better than say this prayer and accept Jesus into your heart, like one is doing him some big favor. He doesn't need MY acceptance, I needed HIS. If I had NEVER "accepted" him, he'd still be God and I would be burning in hell. If no one would ever have "accepted Jesus" he would still be God. No fake pictures of a catholic/ false Jesus or God, no winged angels, very good. You've covered some very good points in this little Brother. Blessings to you. 🙂
I think Dr Ruckman's "what to do if you miss the rapture" would be a good tract for this subject: http://store.kjv1611.org/what-to-do-miss-the-rapture-tract/
One of the problems I have with most tracts is that there is a "sinner's prayer" which greatly misleads or winged angels or a picture of Jesus on the cross or risen or Jesus sitting at a judge's bench. While we know these things are true, nobody knows what Jesus looks like. These are all graven images and should not be.
The link I've pasted is a study on graven images by brother Phillip Newton, quite interesting. At one time I didn't know but I do now.