By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Would you recommend the use of Chick Tracts?
For the simple reason that they employ a FALSE GOSEPL OF WORKS.
the Gospel message that is printed in the back of and within the pages of the tracts themselves tell the reader that in order to be saved they MUST “Ask Jesus into their Heart” and or “Repent of their Sins” which they further explain to mean “Turn from Sin”, amongst other FALSE coin phrases they use.
The GOSPEL MESSAGE is the MOST PRECIOUS doctrine there is in ALL of the Bible, for it CARRIES the most power.
– A wrong false gospel message WILL DOOM a person to hell for ETERNITY.
– The right gospel message WILL GIVE a person ETERNAL LIFE.
ALWAYS remember, salvation IS NOT by works or by ANYTHING we do.
(Ephesians 2:8,9) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (9) Not of works, lest any man should boast.
(Titus 3:5) Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
(Romans 4:5) But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
If you have to do ANYTHING to be saved like:
– Turning from Sin
– Making Christ Lord or Master of your Life
– Asking Jesus into your Life or Heart,
– Be Sorry for Sin
– Saying the Sinners Prayer, ect.
ALL of theses things are DOING SOMETHING to be saved and are ALL considered DOING WORKS for salvation.
Salvation is a FREE GIFT given to you on the BASIS OF NOTHING you do.
– GRACE: is GIVING us what we DO NOT deserve – Eternal Life THROUGH Christ.
– MERCY: is WITH HOLDING what we DO deserve – Eternal Torment in hell.
And that is EXACTLY what the Lord Jesus Christ DID for us, He PROVIDED eternal life for us THROUGH his Death, Burial, and Resurrection, so that we WOULD NOT have to go to hell to pay for our sins, he ALREADY did it for us and all we have to do is B.E.L.I.E.V.E to recieve it.
The Bible DECLARES In Acts 16:30,31
(30) And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
(31) And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH