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Daniel Whyte III is a full-time evangelist by calling. Through the Gospel Light Minute X, his main aim is to present a short, clear, understandable presentation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ which saved him over 30 years ago. Throughout his ministry, he has emphasized a clear presentation of the Gospel because he believes that many pastors and churches mix up the Gospel with other things, and this causes confusion for nonbelievers. In order to do that, Daniel Whyte III uses tracts that he has written, as well as tracts produced by the following ministries: Fellowship Tract League, the American Tract Society, and Good News/Crossway Tracts in the production of this broadcast.

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The Road Daniel Whyte III Took to Christ December 19, 1979 (Gospel Light Minute X #415)

The Road Daniel Whyte III Took to Christ December 19, 1979 (GLMX #415)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #415 titled, “The Road Daniel Whyte III Took to Christ December 19, 1979.” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.

WHAT IS THE ROMANS ROAD?
Simply put, the Romans Road shows the way to Heaven. It uses points from the book of Romans in the Bible to explain God’s gift of salvation. At each stop we learn something new about why we need salvation, how God has provided for it, and how we receive it.

As you look at each of the six points outlined here, take time to reflect on what God’s Word has to say. Remember that the book of Romans was written to people just like you and me: people living in a busy culture, trying to make sense of what is true and what is most important in life.

The Romans Road describes the only way to Heaven. Study it, learn it, and follow it!

1. EVERYONE NEEDS SALVATION
The Bible states in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

2. JESUS DIED FOR OUR SALVATION
The Bible says in Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

3. SALVATION IS A GIFT
The Bible states in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

4. WE ARE SAVED BY GRACE
The Bible says in Romans 11:6, “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace…”

5. SALVATION COMES THROUGH FAITH
The Bible states in Romans 4:5, “But to him that….believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”

6. GOD SAVES ALL WHO CALL UPON HIM
The Bible states in Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

The Bible says there are two roads in life: one is the way to eternal joy in Heaven, and the other leads to eternal punishment in Hell. Which road are you on?

Follow the Romans Road to salvation today. Recognize that you are a sinner and that your sin must be judged by God. See that Jesus died to pay the penalty for your sin, but that you must choose to accept His provision. Understand that you cannot earn your way to Heaven through good works or religious activity. Now turn to God and put your faith in Jesus Christ who died for you and rose again.

The Bible states in Romans 10:9,10, “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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation..”

If you want to be saved from the wrath to come and from an eternity in Hell, and if you believe that Jesus Christ suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose again from the dead and you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.

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Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at gls@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.

The tract this podcast is based on is published by Moments With The Book, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to spread God’s Word to the world through the printed page and other media. You can order copies of this tract online at MWTB.org.

Sinner Man, Sinner Woman, Here Is God’s Word On Your Situation (Gospel Light Minute X #414)

Sinner Man, Sinner Woman, Here Is God’s Word On Your Situation (GLMX #414)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #414 titled, “Sinner Man, Sinner Woman, Here Is God’s Word On Your Situation” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.

THE BAD NEWS
You are a sinner; You have God’s Word on it. The Bible says in Romans 3:10, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” Romans 3:23 states, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

You will die and be cast into the lake of fire because of your sin; You have God’s Word on it. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death…” The Bible states in Revelation 20:14-15, “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

You cannot save or help save yourself; You have God’s Word on it. The Bible says in Ephesians 2:9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Isaiah 64:6 states, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags…” Romans 9:16 states, “So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.”

THE GOOD NEWS
God does not want you to perish; You have God’s Word on it. The Bible says in 2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 1 Timothy 2:4 states that God “…will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

God has provided the only way to be saved from hell; You have God’s Word on it. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son [Jesus Christ], that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” 1 Timothy 1:15 says, “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…” The Bible states in Acts 4:12, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

God saves you forever when you trust Jesus Christ; You have God’s Word on it. Romans 6:23 states “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” The Bible states in 1 John 5:11, “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” Jesus Christ said in John 10:28, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”

IT IS YOUR DECISION
You must turn from your way and completely trust Jesus Christ to save you; You have God’s Word on it. The Bible says in Isaiah 55:7, “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Acts 16:31 says, “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…” Romans 4:5 states, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” Jesus Christ said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

In Titus 1:2, the Bible says that God cannot lie. Will you take Him at His Word, and ask Jesus Christ to save you?

If you want to be saved from the wrath to come and from an eternity in Hell, and if you believe that Jesus Christ suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose again from the dead and you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.

Salvation does not depend on feelings or an emotional experience, it comes when you believe what God has promised in His Word. Romans 10:9 states, “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.”

If you reject Jesus Christ, you also have God’s Word on it! The Bible states in John 3:18, “…but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” Please don’t reject the Gospel! Trust Christ today!

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Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at gls@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.

The tract this podcast is based on is published by Fellowship Tract League, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to spread God’s Word to the world through the printed page and other media. You can order copies of this tract online at Fellowshiptractleague.org.

A Reason to be Thankful (Gospel Light Minute X #413)

A Reason to be Thankful (GLMX #413)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #413 titled, “Give Thanks!” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.

Why Is Being Thankful So Hard?

Life is hard. It may be that way because of unemployment, serious illness, or the death of a loved one. For many of us it’s the sting of financial loss. Maybe you’re distraught over a relative serving in a war zone. And even if you’re not affected by anything like that today, hardship comes to everyone sooner or later.

No wonder thankfulness doesn’t come naturally! Yet thankfulness is an impor­tant part of life. In fact, it’s so important that those who refuse to honor God with gratitude destroy their own hearts. Con­cerning them, the Bible says in Romans 1:21, “…they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened”.

We routinely take significant things for granted such as the air we breathe and the ability to breathe it. The Bible says in Acts 17:24–25, “God that made the world and all things therein . . . giveth to all life, and breath, and all things”. How long has it been since you thanked God for the ingenious life-support system you live by?

And that points back to a bigger problem. The very first generation of humankind rebelled against God and passed on that rebellion to every following gen­eration. The Bible says in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. Sin taints everything we do and condemns us to eternity apart from God.

God never desired for humankind to be crushed under the weight of sin. Yet for God’s justice to be met, the penalty of our sins had to be fully paid. Our situation would be hopeless if Jesus Christ hadn’t stepped in to pay the penalty for us. God’s perfect Son became a human to do just that. Romans 5:8 says, “…God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”. God accepted Christ’s death in payment for our sin debt. And because of Christ’s resurrection three days later, those who believe in Him can be as­sured of life with God in heaven after death. Jesus promised us in John 14:19, “…Because I live, ye shall live also”.

The way to God is clear. Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”. The Bible states in Acts 10:43, “…Whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins”. The offer of forgiveness is an abso­lutely free gift: The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8–9, “…It is the gift of God: Not of works…”. It is made possible by believing that Christ died in our place and rose again.

Now That’s Something to Be Thankful For!

Imagine being ungrateful for such an amazing gift and rejecting it! If you don’t accept God’s offer, if you don’t appreciate His love, then what will you say to Him on judgment day? The Bible states in Hebrews 9:27, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”. How do you expect God to respond to you if you never accepted His amazing offer of salvation, made possible by the greatest sacrifice ever?

This Thanksgiving season is a perfect time to ac­cept what God has done to secure your forgiveness and eternal future.

If you want to be saved from the wrath to come and from an eternity in Hell, and if you believe that Jesus Christ suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose again from the dead and you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.

The God Who “spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all” wants to help you face all your difficulties—beginning the moment you place your trust in Him for salvation.

In a world with so much hardship and pain, that’s definitely something to be thankful for!

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Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at gls@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.

The tract this podcast is based on is published by Crossway, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to spread God’s Word to the world through the printed page and other media. You can order copies of this tract online at Crossway.org.

The Most Important Blessing to be Thankful For (Gospel Light Minute X #412)

The Most Important Blessing to be Thankful For (GLMX #412)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #412 titled, “Give Thanks” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
How many things do you have to be thankful for? Perhaps it has been a while since you sat down and really considered that question. If so, I would encourage you to take the time—today—to create a list of everything for which you are thankful.

What types of things will you put on your list? Most people begin with houses, cars, and other possessions. Next on the list might be family and friends. Don’t forget to include important but often-overlooked items such as health, freedom, and even life itself.

WAGES OR BLESSINGS?
If you are struggling over whether or not to include something on your list, perhaps it is good to ask yourself: “Did I earn it, or was it given to me?” Some would say that if you work and earn a paycheck, you have no reason to be thankful for it—after all, you earned it, right? On the other hand, should you not be thankful for your abilities, for health, for the job itself, as well as for everything else which makes your job possible?

Every good thing we receive is a gift from God—a true blessing—for which we owe Him thanks. The Bible says in James 1:17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father [God]”. Even more than this, according to God’s Word we should be thankful for everything that comes our way—even difficult things. The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God…”

THE MOST IMPORTANT BLESSING
I hope that when your list is complete, it will contain the most important blessing of all—eternal life. Have you received this gift of God’s grace? If not, let me assure you that we need to receive it, we can receive it, and we may know we have received it.

First of all, why do we need eternal life? We need it because we “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). We need it because, due to our disobedience, the only things we have earned from God are death and judgment: “The wages of sin is death;” “after this the judgment”.

Secondly, we can receive eternal life from God as a gift: The Bible states in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. Salvation from sin and its penalty cannot be bought or earned or achieved: The Bible states in Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast”. Many people mistakenly believe they can earn salvation, or if they are “good enough” they can merit a home in Heaven. But God says there is only one way to Heaven—and Jesus is the way: Jesus Christ says in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”.

Lastly, we can know that we are saved—we can know that we have eternal life. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to this earth to suffer, bleed, and die in our place—as our substitute. Jesus bore the penalty for our sin, and waits to save all who acknowledge their need of Him, turn to Him in repentance, and trust Him as their Savior. The Bible states in 1 John 5:13, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life”.

RECEIVE GOD’S GIFT TODAY
Have you turned to God as a guilty sinner in need of a Savior? Have you abandoned any hope of saving yourself and placed your full faith and trust in Jesus Christ, the Savior of sinners? If not, I urge you to do so today. Jesus died for you. He lives for you. He is waiting for you to come to Him: Jesus Christ says in John 6:37, “him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out”.

It’s a good thing to be thankful. It’s a better thing to thank God for your blessings. But the best thing of all is to know Him personally and experience the joy of Him washing away your sins, making you fit for Heaven, and giving you a brand new life in Him!

The Bible declares in 2 Corinthians 9:15, “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift”.

If you want to be saved from the wrath to come and from an eternity in Hell, and if you believe that Jesus Christ suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose again from the dead and you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.

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Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at gls@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.

The tract this podcast is based on is published by Moments With the Book, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to spread God’s Word to the world through the printed page and other media. You can order copies of this tract online at MWTB.org.

The Greatest Deal of All Time (Gospel Light Minute X #411)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #411 titled, “The Greatest Deal of All Time” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.

THE DEAL
HEAVEN OR HELL, WHICH ONE FOR YOU?
God gives every man the following choice: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF THE DEAL
1.The Bible states in Ecclesiastes 7:20 that you are a sinner. “For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:10 says, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”

2. The price of sin is to be separated from God and to spend all eternity in hell. Romans 5:12 says, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” The Bible states in Revelation 20:14-15, “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

THE POSITIVE ASPECTS OF THE DEAL
1. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, has paid the penalty for your sin. The Bible says in Hebrews 9:22, “…without shedding of blood is no remission.” Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” The Bible states in Leviticus 17:11, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.”

2. Salvation is a gift, and cannot be earned. The Bible states in Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Titus 3:5 says, “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us…”

THE TERMS OF THE DEAL
1. The Bible says in Acts 16: 30-31, “…Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Acts 4:12 says, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” The Bible states in John 3:36, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

2. Are you willing to accept God’s deal? If you are, admit to God that you are a guilty sinner and that you desire to be delivered from your sinful condition. The Bible states in Luke 13:3, “…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”

3. God gives you this promise in Romans 10:9-10: “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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

If you want to be saved from the wrath to come and from an eternity in Hell, and if you believe that Jesus Christ suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose again from the dead and you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.

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Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at gls@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.

The tract this podcast is based on is published by Fellowship Tract League, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to spread God’s Word to the world through the printed page and other media. You can order copies of this tract online at Fellowshiptractleague.org.

Contrary to How You May Feel, You Are Not Alone (Gospel Light Minute X #410 with Daniel Whyte III)

Contrary to How You May Feel, You Are Not Alone (GLMX #410)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #410 titled, “Contrary to How You May Feel, You Are Not Alone” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Are you struggling with feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, or worthlessness?

Are you feeling depressed and overwhelmed with financial problems, relationship difficulties, the end of a relationship, or the death of a loved one?

Are you questioning whether life is even worth living anymore?

Almost any unfortunate experience can make someone consider a drastic solution. Would it surprise you to learn that by this time tomorrow, an average of 117 people will have died from suicide? Beyond the deaths that are recorded as completed suicides, an estimated 2,900 people will have attempted to end their lives. In the United States, more than 42,000 people die each year by suicide*.

Suicide is a whispered word—a taboo subject. Yet this may be what you are contemplating. If that’s the case, the most important thing you can do is tell someone about how you’re feeling. Don’t become another statistic. People with failed suicide attempts relate that they tried to take their own lives because they couldn’t get away from themselves and their disturbing thoughts. They weren’t choosing death as much as choosing an end to their seemingly unbearable pain. The first thing you need to know is that you can’t solve your problems on your own.

GOD UNDERSTANDS

He knows when we are losing our grip and on the brink of disaster. He is offering His hand to you this very moment. He will do for you what you cannot do for yourself.

GOD LISTENS

He wants you to pour out your innermost feelings to him. You think life has given you a raw deal? Tell God. You can’t endure the grinding poverty, the painful illness, the distressing loneliness, the awfulness of whatever it is that has you so down? God’s invitation is: “Come unto me . . . and I will give you rest”.

THE BIBLE SAYS… in Isaiah 40:28–31

“Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

GOD SPEAKS

The Bible is the sourcebook for help and hope. When we ignore what God wants us to hear, we deprive ourselves of that which can enable us to hang on when the going gets tough. “Fear not, for I am with you,” God says in Isaiah 41:10. “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness”.

GOD SAVES

The Bible assures us that God will not ignore a broken, humble heart. The Bible says in Psalm 51:17, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” If you truly want to be helped, confess to God that you’ve wandered from Him, and acknowledge that Jesus is the only way back.

Jesus died on the cross to forgive your sins, and He rose again to offer you new life. Perhaps you’ve never accepted the truth about Jesus, but you can trust Him now. Ask Him to come into your life and give you guidance, strength, wisdom, and right thinking. Turn your life over to Jesus—He will save you, forgive you, and empower you with a new and eternal life.

GOD HEALS

God changes people and changes situations. When you trust Him as your Savior, you can become a truly new person. God keeps His promises. You’ll find that the Bible is a magnificent story full of promises that God has made and fulfilled.

PROMISE OF PSALM 40

The Bible says in Psalm 40:1–3, “I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.”

GOD LOVES YOU

God’s love is best demonstrated through His Son, Jesus Christ. When Jesus was born to the virgin Mary, He was human in every form but without sin. By the sacrifice of Jesus’s death on the cross, we are able to have a relationship with our Heavenly Father. God’s love is also visible in His people. Seek the help and friendship of other Christians. If you don’t know any Christians, find a local Christian church—God will help to place the right people in your path.

When you are suicidal, your perspective freezes and logic becomes confused. Many underlying tensions have pulled you down. But the good news is that you don’t have to stay that way! Whatever has brought you this low will NOT remain forever. By placing yourself in God’s care—you have nothing to lose and everything to gain, including a present, a future, and an eternity that will be better because God, and you, are in it.

God can change your life if you let Him.

If you want to be saved from the wrath to come and from an eternity in Hell, and if you believe that Jesus Christ suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose again from the dead and you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.

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Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at gls@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.

The tract this podcast is based on is published by Crossway, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to spread God’s Word to the world through the printed page and other media. You can order copies of this tract online at Crossway.org.

Heaven Is For Sinners Only (Gospel Light Minute X #409 with Daniel Whyte III)

Heaven is For Sinners Only (GLMX #409)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #409 titled, “Heaven is For Sinners Only” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.

Only sinners can enter Heaven. All good, righteous folk are bound for Hell.

Yes, you heard correctly. I did not make a mistake. I am not a bit confused.

Certainly, it sounds confusing, irrational, and completely wrong. Nevertheless, it’s true. God has said it in 1 Timothy 1:15: “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…”

Jesus Christ, Himself, said in Matthew 9:13, “…I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

This statement is so important that He stresses it again in Mark 2:17, “…I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Perhaps you have believed that you were all right, as good as the next person, but God says in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

WHAT DOES THAT MAKE YOU?
A sinner. One for whom Christ died. In fact, this is precisely what Paul says in Romans 5:8, “…while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Feeling self-righteous, believing we’re all right as we are, will result only in our spending eternity in Hell because we refuse to recognize our need of the Saviour.

We learn in Isaiah 64:6 that “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” in God’s sight. Since this is true, we cannot trust in our good works or abilities to save us.

Pride in our own talents, good deeds, and high moral standards blind us to our innate sinfulness, and thus causes our destruction.

Since our own righteousness means nothing and sin excludes us from Heaven, what can we do? What recourse have we? Is there any way in which we can be saved?

YES, THERE IS!
The Bible tells us in 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins…” Do you think that’s too easy? It is simple for a purpose. God made the way simple in order that it would be readily available for all who sincerely desired it.

We must realize that in ourselves we are nothing, but because our own righteousness is void and baseless, God will give us His righteousness. The Bible states in 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For He (God) hath made Him (Jesus Christ) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”

Are you a sinner? Then you must be told that. The Bible says in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Do you truly realize your sinfulness and want God to save you from an eternity spent in Hell? Then tell Him so, and ask Him to have mercy on you, a sinner. Turn away from your old sinful life in genuine repentance. You can know definitely that He is faithful and will forgive you. He loves you and He wants you to spend eternity with Him in Heaven.

The Bible states in Romans 10:9, “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.”

If you want to be saved from the wrath to come and from an eternity in Hell, and if you believe that Jesus Christ suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose again from the dead and you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.

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Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at gls@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.

The tract this podcast is based on is written by Leila Golding and published by Gospel Tract Society, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to spread God’s Word to the world through the printed page and other media. You can order copies of this tract online at Gospeltractsociety.org.