I found a tract and wanted to share with you some of the context. It started out with a question but before the question was this. " Your joy and sorrow for all eternity depends upon your answer." The question is: Are you saved?
I read on.....written was a comment I hear so often when asking someone if they are saved. I hear, "I'm a good person" Well, the next thing I say is I thought I was too UNTIL I read this verse in the bible... Mark 10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. Well, that was the last time I said I was a good.
The next question was are you sure you will go to heaven when you die? Father says in order to go to heaven we must be born again. Born again??? Well, let's go to the word and see what scripture tells us about being born again. John 3:7 3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
In the word we are shown a plan of how to be born again which means to be saved. Let's see how we can have eternal salvation. Let's see what Father tells us in the living word.
Well, Father tells us that we are ALL sinners and we ALL have fallen short of HIS glory. Romans 3:23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Father also tells us that the wages(payment) of sin is death. Death! Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. This means eternal separation from our heavenly Father, our creator. This is the difference between life and death. Salvation and damnation.
Let's see what we are told in Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: My dear friends the life we live now is not a dress rehearsal. This is the REAL thing. We do not get a second chance to right our wrongs when we die.
However, there is HOPE! Our wages (payment) for our sins was paid in FULL! How do you ask? Let's go back to the scriptures. 2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him HE (Our Father) made HIM (Yahushua/Jesus) to be sins for us. Wow!!! We are/were so undeserving of this love portrayed to us by a man who had NO sin.
So let's see what this man without sin did for us. Hebrews 9:22-2822And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
23It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: 25Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; 26For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
This man without sin shed HIS blood for US. While we were still sinners and oh so filthy Yahushua/Jesus shed HIS blood for US. Romans 5:8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Can we even comprehend this love? I can't. Yahushua died in our place. Our sins were placed upon HIM. HE shed HIS blood so we could have eternal life. Can you Imagine??? Oh my.....
This makes me feel real sad and very sorrowful that the sins I committed Yahushua suffered deeply for. The bible says we are filthy rags and I think Father is being real kind.
So, how can we no longer feel this way? How can we make things right? How can we know our sins have been forgiven? That we are born again, saved. My dear friends, Yahushua told us to REPENT. What does this mean? It means to change ones mind. Come back to the Father and agree with HIM that we are sinners and we needed Yahushua to come save us.
Do you believe this? Do you believe that the only way into heaven is to believe that Yahushua had to die for the sins of this world so we could have eternal life? Do you believe that this truly is the only way into heaven? Do you believe that NO church, NO good works, NO saints can save you? There is but one way... Yahushua said," I AM THE TRUTH THE WAY AND THE LIFE"
My friends, our heavenly Father does not lie. Will you claim HIS salvation by FAITH? You and I are sinners and we needed a savior to save us from eternal damnation. Our savior shed HIS blood for you and I. HE came to this earth to save us. HE will come again to judge us. Are you ready? Yahushua was crucified, died and rose again so that we may have eternal life. Do you believe this?
Stand forever on Yahuah's promises. Pray daily... Read the living word of Yahuah... and tell others the good news. We can ALL have eternal life, the decision is your's... Please make the right and only one. Amen.
In HIM with love,