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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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Two Appointments Every Man Has to Keep (Gospel Light Minute X #478)

Two Appointments Every Man Has to Keep (GLMX #478)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #478 titled, “Two Appointments Every Man Has to Keep” 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.

Every day, we make appointments.

Some we keep, others we postpone or cancel.

However, there are two appointments

that every person must keep.

The Bible says that every person has an appointment with death and an appointment with God after death. The Bible states in Hebrews 9:27, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”.

1. An Appointment With Death

We have an appointment with death because of sin. We all sin because of the choice of one man—the first man, Adam. Adam disobeyed God’s first command and ate of the forbidden fruit. The Bible says in Romans 5:12, “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”. We are all sinners by nature and by choice. Our sin brings both physical and spiritual death (separation from God).

2. An Appointment With God

We all have an appointment with God after death. When we meet God, He will either judge us as sinners or accept us into heaven as His children. The Bible says in Acts 17:31, “… He [God] hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness”. Jesus Christ said in John 5:24, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life”.

How Can You Be Ready?

Good works will not prepare you for this meeting. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “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.”

We can only have salvation because of the choice of an obedient, sinless man. 1 Peter 3:18, “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit”. The second man, Jesus Christ, obeyed God’s will and died for the sins of mankind so that fellowship with God might be restored and eternal life made available to all. The Bible says in I Corinthians 15:22 says, “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive”. Christ died for your sin and rose again from the dead so that you can be ready to meet God!

You alone can choose your future. The only way to prepare to meet God is to obey His command to repent (turn from your way and go God’s way) and to receive Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. Isaiah 55:7 says, “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.” Romans 10:9, 13 says, “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 whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

The bad news is that if you do not choose to receive the righteousness of Christ, you will stand before a Holy God with all your sins, and you will be condemned to an eternity in Hell. The Bible says in Hebrews 2:3, “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation”. Hell is a real place and unbelievers will not be allowed into heaven. The Bible states in Revelation 20:15, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire”.

Are You Ready to Meet God?

If you are willing to humbly acknowledge your sinful condition before God and, in your heart, turn from sin to Christ, you do not have to fear your two appointments.

Won’t you call upon Jesus today?

John 1:12 states, “But as many as received him [Jesus], to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”.

If you receive, you are ready.

If you do not receive, you are not ready.

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour in the free pardon of your sins. Allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for your souls salvation from the power of sin and from the punishment of sin in that awful place called Hell. 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 Return of the Prodigal (Gospel Light Minute X #477)

The Return of the Prodigal (GLMX #477)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #477 titled, “The Return of the Prodigal” 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 world we live in is confused. Culture says there is no truth. To many, this means there is no God. Others have adopted the belief that God is dead, or have attempted to redefine God according to their preferences.

But the idea that there is no universal truth has never really resonated with the deepest parts of our being. We look at nature, we look at creation, we look at our own journey, and we know there is deeper truth. Each one of us searches for meaning. We long for truth.

The message of Jesus Christ tells us there is truth. It tells us truth applies to everyone. The existence of God, the creation of man, man’s desperate need and search for redemption, and our ability to now find peace with God are universal truths. The Bible has been pointing to Truth for centuries. It tells the story of Jesus and reveals that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. In the Bible we are shown the way to eternal life.

Because of the sinless life and sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, we can now be reconciled to our Creator and Heavenly Father. We can know we are loved beyond anything we can imagine. We don’t earn His love—we receive it, and absolutely nothing can separate us from His love. We can now realize we are loved as we are and not as we wish we were. When we trust in Jesus Christ, our sins are no longer counted against us. We are adopted and received into His family. We now have a Father. The Bible tells us blessed is the person whose sins are forgiven. We are free.

Reconciling a lost world to Himself has been the work of our Heavenly Father since the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The apostles were told to go into all the world to make disciples, baptize believers, and teach the ways of God. Each one of us needs to hear this truth—that God has reconciled all things to Himself because of what Jesus Christ did on the cross. This news of forgiveness—that we can now be reconciled to God through faith in Jesus Christ—changes everything. It sets us free.

It’s time for you to be reconciled to God. It’s time for you to believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord.

The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

The Bible says in Romans 8:32, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”

The Bible says in Romans 8:37-39, “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 5:9-11 states, “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.”

Romans 4:7-8 says, “Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.”

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 do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour in the free pardon of your sins. Allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for your souls salvation from the power of sin and from the punishment of sin in that awful place called Hell. 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.

Timeless Truths About Your Destiny (Gospel Light Minute X #476)

Timeless Truths About Your Destiny (GLMX #476)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #476 titled, “Timeless Truths About Your Destiny” 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 does time mean to you? Have you ever asked yourself “why am I here? what is my purpose for living? You may be living each day aimlessly, or pursuing your dreams. Each person is given the freedom to choose how to utilize their time. Time is a priceless commodity which, once it is lost, can never be retrieved.

When viewed against the vast reaches of time and the endless ages of eternity, our lives are incredibly short. The Bible says in James 4:14, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away”. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone. The Bible states in Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die…” What time is it for you?

When your time is up, where will you spend eternity? Have you ever thought about that? It is a reality which draws nearer with every tick of the clock. Don’t let time—your life—slip by without answering this most important question. The Bible states in Hebrews 9:27–28, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So 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.”

God loves you so much that He sent His Son Jesus Who entered time and came to earth as a man. Jesus lived a perfect life and then became the perfect sacrifice, shedding His blood for the cleansing of our sins. He died in our place, bearing God’s punishment instead of us, to provide the gift of eternal life with Him. On the third day He rose from the dead. 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.”.

When it comes to washing away our sins and being made right with God, our religious efforts and good deeds are a waste of time and cannot get us to heaven.

Now is your time to turn to God to receive by faith the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Recognize that you are a sinner, ask Him to forgive you and accept His sacrifice on the cross on your behalf. God loves you and has a plan and purpose for your life. Place your trust in Him alone, turning away from trying to live your life in your own strength or putting your trust in another person. Jesus Christ said in 1 John 5:12,“ He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life”.

Jesus is knocking on the door of your heart. Will you let Him in? He desires to have a relationship with you. Jesus Christ said in Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with him”. Now is the time to open the door of your heart to receive Jesus.

This is a timely message of truth for you to realize your purpose and destiny, and to make the most important decision in your life—to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour in the free pardon of your sins. Allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for your souls salvation from the power of sin and from the punishment of sin in that awful place called Hell. 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 Maria A. Lee and 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.

Tough Love (Gospel Light Minute X #475)

Tough Love (GLMX #475)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #475 titled, “Tough Love” 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.

There are so many people I know and love who are going through life passively, not knowing or even caring about their relationship with God or what happens to them after they die. Jesus said we should love everyone, so what I say I say because I care.

This is not a time for flattery. This is the time for tough love, speaking the truth in love with the other person’s best interest in mind. Here are the facts: according to the Bible there is a situation that exists, and we caused it. When man chose to sin against God, his nature changed, he became a sinner and this sin nature is passed down from generation to generation bringing upon all of humanity death and condemnation (Romans 5:12).

You may feel you’re a decent person and that you sincerely try to live a moral life, but that’s not the issue. The issue is you still have a sin nature, because you were born with it and you can’t change it. We commit sins because it’s our nature to sin; we don’t have the power or the ability not to sin. This is a truth you must believe about yourself if you’re ever going to be reconciled with God.

God is holy, and according to His own law, He must punish anyone who sins. The penalty for our sin is death; first we die physically and then we die a second death which is being eternally separated from God, living in torment. All of us sin against God and God will never allow us to enter heaven as a sinner. You can choose to ignore what I’m telling you, or you could try to explain it away, or you could totally reject this message—that’s your prerogative. But first understand that I’m not expressing my own opinion; I’m telling you what the Word of God teaches. You can choose to reject what I’m telling you, but your rejection cannot change the truth.

What can we do about this situation? We can’t do anything—we are powerless to do anything. There is no religion, no rituals, no Rabbi or Priest, no Mitzvah or penance, no amount good deeds could ever satisfy the demands of a Holy God for our sins. Man, on his own, is eternally lost, without hope and he’s helpless to do anything about it. This is the situation you’re in.

Now that you heard all the bad news, I have some good news for you. The Bible tells us in Romans 2:4 that God’s patience and goodness leads us to repentance. This is my prayer for you: that when you recognize how much God loves you, and the price He paid to save you from your sins, it will cause you to repent. Repentance is necessary. Jesus said Luke 13:3, “…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish”. Repentance means to change your mind and change your direction. It means you believe what the Bible teaches about your true condition, you believe that you sin against God and in spite of your sin and rebellion God still loves you.

Look at the love God has for you; look at His grace and goodness. Look at what he did to deliver you from your hopeless situation. Have you ever seen a greater demonstration of love than when God Himself became a man in the person of Jesus Christ to suffer and die as your substitute to save you from your sins? What more can God do to show His love for you?

I pray that you will believe this truth and cry out to God to forgive you. Do not procrastinate, because you’re already under the condemnation of God and you don’t want to risk dying in your sin. Trust solely in Jesus Christ, the only savior of sinners. False religion with its false doctrine can only give you false hope. God loves you, and is willing to forgive you. Go to Him in faith, lay down your pride, admit your sins, and ask Him to save you. On the authority of His Word I assure you He will. Jesus said in John 6:37, “…him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”.

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour in the free pardon of your sins. Allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for your souls salvation from the power of sin and from the punishment of sin in that awful place called Hell. 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 Best Trade Ever Made (Gospel Light Minute X #474)

The Best Trade Ever Made (GLMX #474)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #474 titled, “The Best Trade Ever Made” 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.

Professional sports teams constantly trade players in order to better their rosters—a third baseman for a pitcher; a running back for a tight end; a forward for a point guard, etc. The Internet provides websites listing the ten best/worst trades, 50 dumbest trades, and the most lopsided trades in sports history. Sometimes one team greatly benefits from the trade; occasionally both teams benefit; but on other occasions, neither team comes out ahead. Every trade involves some risk for both teams.

Have you noticed that life is full of trade-offs? We trade sunshine for much-needed rain; winter for summer; and day for night. We hand over money to have food, clothing, and shelter. We trade youth for life experiences. Marriage brings responsibilities that are on a different level than single life, where there was more freedom of time, finances, and flexibility. Substitute teachers make less money than full-time teachers, but they have the opportunity to say yes or no to teaching opportunities. In the financial market, generally when stocks go up, bonds go down. You may trade in your older car that is paid off for something newer and more comfortable; however, you now have car payments and higher insurance premiums.

Some trades are optional—such as spending money, marriage, and trading cars; others, like the weather, are not. Usually, these situations have both pros and cons.

The spiritual life provides the greatest trade ever offered, without any downside for us. Adam and Eve were created as sinless humans; however, they sinned in the Garden of Eden by choosing to eat fruit from the only tree that was forbidden by God—the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He warned them they would die if they ate it. They traded life for eventual death. Because of their sin, all humans are born sinners.

God, being omniscient, knew they would do that, so He had a plan. Thousands of years later, His Son Jesus came to earth as a baby—born to a virgin, Mary. He humbled Himself to become a man—a sinless man who chose to trade places with sinners by taking all of our sins on Himself that we might have His
righteousness and eternal life. At age 33, Jesus was falsely accused, beaten, and crucified unjustly that we might have life. The Bible states in Isaiah 53:6 “The Lord hath laid on Him [Jesus] the iniquity [sin] of us all”.

1 Peter 2:24-25 explains that Jesus “bore our sins in His own body on the tree [cross], that we … should live unto righteousness—by whose stripes ye were healed. For you were as sheep going astray… up”

The Bible says 1 Peter 3:18 “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God…”.

As sinners, we start out on Satan’s team. Jesus’ death and resurrection made it possible for us to be traded to God’s team—permanently. He paid the price. You are a free agent with the ability to choose whose team you will belong to for eternity. This trade is optional. It’s up to you. You have everything to lose by not accepting the trade and everything to gain by trading your sinfulness for God’s righteousness.

You’ll never receive a better offer. Accept it today. Simply admit to God that you are a sinner by birth and actions; ask for His forgiveness of sin; and accept His offer of salvation based completely on the fact that Jesus died on the cross in your place. Trade death for life; sinfulness for righteousness. He is waiting for you to join His team.

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour in the free pardon of your sins. Allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for your souls salvation from the power of sin and from the punishment of sin in that awful place called Hell. 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.

What If It Ended Today? (Gospel Light Minute X #473)

What If It Ended Today? (GLMX #473)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #473 titled, “What If It Ended Today?” 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.

Friend, have you ever thought about eternity? Where will you go after life here on earth? This life with all the adventures we experience, friendships we enjoy, and memories we make, will one day be over. And no one knows when that will happen. In fact, it could happen today. The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”. My friend, there are three questions you need to ask yourself and honestly think about, because one day this life will be over.

WHO IS GOD?
If we are honest, everyone knows that God is real. This intricately-designed universe we live in was spoken into being by God Himself. The existence of logic, intelligence, and even freedom show that there is a God. God made us with an internal sense of morality because God is just. That is why we feel guilt. When God created us, He made us with an awareness of our sin. The Bible says in Romans 1:19, 2:15, “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them…. Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness”. This God that made everything in the universe knows all about you, and He cares about you—God loves you! Now there is a second question you must ask yourself.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO GOD?
God made us with a conscience that not only convinces us of His existence, but also condemns us of our sin. In fact, the Bible says in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. You may say, “I’m not perfect, but I have never committed horrible sins like murdering someone or cheating on my spouse.” Christ said in the New Testament that hatred for someone is like murdering them in your heart. He also said “Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart”. You see, we are all corrupt to the core, and that is where sin begins. Every one of us is guilty.

Because God is holy, He cannot tolerate sin. The Bible says in Isaiah 59:2, “But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear”. This separation from God is called death. The Bible is clear that “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). This means that after we die, we have no hope of going to live with God in heaven. Instead, we must spend forever in hell because we are not worthy to be in God’s presence.

Imagine that you were to die right now, in this moment. If you stood before the God of heaven, and He asked you—“Why should I let you into heaven?”—what would you say to God?

You see, we must admit we cannot get to heaven on our own, and that is why Jesus came. Jesus Christ was completely God and completely man who came to make a way for us to know God. Jesus was the only person to ever live who was completely obedient to every part of God’s law. And as an innocent man, He suffered a cruel death on the cross to endure separation from God so that we do not have to. The Bible explains in 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”. We could never be righteous before God on our own. But Jesus Christ died in our place, paid our sin debt, and rose from the dead to offer us his righteousness. So how do we become righteous before God? The Bible says in Romans 10:10,13, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation….For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”. First you must believe that you cannot get to heaven on your own because of your sin, but that Christ died in your place. Then you must confess with your mouth through prayer and ask God to save you from your sin through Christ’s death on the cross. God says that if we believe in our heart and confess with our mouth, He saves us from our sin.

You can call upon God right now! If you have already trusted in Christ to save you from your sin, then this next question is for you.

WHO ARE YOU TELLING ABOUT GOD?
The Good News of Christ buying us back from sin is called the Gospel, and it the greatest thing you could ever tell someone. It is honestly why I am delivering this message today, because I want you to hear about how you can come to know God. And if you already know Him, it is why you are here on earth—to tell people the Gospel. If you are saved, there is coming a day when you and I will stand before God’s judgment seat, and Christ will ask us what we did with the Gospel. All over this world there are people who do not know God or are just hurting, and Jesus is the answer!

Jesus gave His disciples this final command before ascended back to heaven: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:19-20). We have the responsibility to tell people about the only way to God, which is through faith in Jesus’ death on the cross.

But Christ’s command does not stop with leading a person to the Lord. We must teach people from all nations to follow God’s commands, including God’s command to teach all nations. While we have this gift of life, we ought to be intentionally following Christ and causing others to follow Christ as well. Find someone to invest in, even over a cup of coffee, for the sake of encouraging them to follow God better. And in all you do, make much of Jesus! The Bible states in John 3:30, “He must increase, but I must decrease”.

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour in the free pardon of your sins. Allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for your souls salvation from the power of sin and from the punishment of sin in that awful place called Hell. 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.

Dead Yet Living (Gospel Light Minute X #472)

Dead Yet Living (GLMX #472)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #472 titled, “Dead Yet Living” 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.

When a person is declared dead, his lifeless body is wheeled into the mortuary and prepared for burial. His loved ones mourn and cry over this loss, some holding to memories of great times, some go into deep depression and never recover.

But have you ever stopped to question, “is everyone walking and talking truly alive?” I mean, are they alive in Jesus? The Bible talks about the fact that man is alive because of God’s breath. We have a connection with Him, but we also have a choice to give Him space so He can make us truly alive through His Spirit.

It is sad how people live a dead life, paying so much attention to trivial things at the detriment of their soul, feeding and thriving in the body while the soul is dead in sin. A man, woman, community—even a nation—can be dead without knowing it unless they give space to the One who can make alive.

Are you alive in your thoughts? What are you thinking about presently? Could it be pornography, could it be adultery and fornication, could it even be abortion?

Jesus Christ is calling unto your heart today. He has done all for you to the extent of laying down His life on the cross. Maybe this is not the first time, maybe not the tenth time you have heard about Jesus. He offers life and eternal bliss. When a man dies here on earth, it is okay if he has made His ways right with God. However, if a man dies eternally … what a pity! What a pain.

Jesus is calling you, saying: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” Would you yield to this call so you can live on this earth in Him and also be part of an eternal bliss and peace where there is no gnashing of teeth or pain? The choice has always been yours. Please choose wisely and be on the Lord’s team.

Are you ready to choose Christ and put your trust in Him today? This life-transforming decision will be the beginning of a new life in Him.

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour in the free pardon of your sins. Allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for your souls salvation from the power of sin and from the punishment of sin in that awful place called Hell. 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.

Where Are Your Affections Focused? (Gospel Light Minute X #471)

Where Are Your Affections Focused? (GLMX #471)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #471 titled, “Where Are Your Affections Focused?” 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.

As God’s creation, we were made to love God. It is only by giving our lives to Jesus that we can have ultimate satisfaction.

But so many of us will never be satisfied because we practice idolatry—we may not bow our knees to an image of a “god,” but we bow our hearts and lives to things which draw us away from the true God. Martin Luther wrote that the first three of the ten commandments make it clear that we are not to be participating in idolatry.

A seventeenth-century English minister named David Clarkson expressed that the human heart is a factory that mass produces idols. God may let you have your idol, and this is a terrible thing. Our heart fashions desires into idols. Every human being lives for something. Something must take hold of our imagination, and the most fundamental allegiance and hope of our hearts. Without the Holy Spirit, that object will never be God Himself.

Idolatry is not just a failure to obey God; it is the heart deciding upon something besides God. This cannot be remedied by only realizing that you have an idol, or using willpower to live better. Turning from your idols is only done in the power of a new God-given life, and involves setting the mind and heart on things above where your life is hidden with Christ in God.

An investment banker said that he has come to see work in a different light. He learned that we are created in the image of God, and we were made to find joy and fulfillment in our work, as God does in His great works. But, through the Fall of man, caused by disordered loves and the idols we have created in the place of God, work has been corrupted. The Good News is that God has done what is necessary to redeem us through the work of Jesus Christ.

Jesus not only wants to save our souls, He wants to change and reconstruct our lives. God knows that the idols we look to do not truly satisfy. In the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15), the younger son learns that the whole world cannot give us what God can give us. Once we have Jesus in our life, He will give us the “spiritual glasses” to see our spiritual bankruptcy and how Jesus alone can satisfy our deepest longings.

This is a plea for you to know Jesus. God says that you are more flawed than you think, but the gift of Jesus Christ, who died for your sins and mine, is proof that God loves you to the skies. When Jesus died on the cross and rose again, He opened the way for us to come to God. What we must do is turn to God and trust Jesus as our Savior.

In Revelation 3:20, Jesus Christ states, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” The Bible states in ‎Psalm 16:11 that in His presence there is fullness of joy.

Jesus Christ has to be more beautiful than your idol. Have you seen the beauty of the Son of God? Have you turned to Him?

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour in the free pardon of your sins. Allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for your souls salvation from the power of sin and from the punishment of sin in that awful place called Hell. 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.

If You Feel Unworthy, You Are the Perfect One to be Saved from Hell and Saved to Heaven (Gospel Light Minute X #470)

If You Feel Unworthy, You Are the Perfect Candidate to be Saved from Hell and Saved to Heaven (GLMX #470)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #470 titled, “If You Feel Unworthy, You Are the Perfect Candidate to be Saved from Hell and Saved to Heaven” 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.

Do you question Jesus Christ and His word? Do you desire a relationship with Him but feel unworthy? Does living a lifestyle that is pleasing in His sight seem impossible? Do you have yet to discover or feel incapable of living the purpose He destined for you? Do you suffer from shameful memories of the past? Do you feel hurt, broken or misunderstood? Do you bear the guilt of your mistakes? Do you struggle with sins or any form of addiction? Do you feel that you’ve reached your goals but there’s still something missing?

Do you know that you are the perfect candidate for God’s unfailing love, grace and mercy? Do you know that He still loves you and has a special place within the body of Christ that is just for you?

Jesus Christ said in Luke 5:32, “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Did you know that God knows everything you’ve done or have been through? He knows exactly how you feel, where it hurts and all the hidden things in your heart and He still wishes to have a relationship with you.

The Bible says in Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

Did you know that we cannot overcome the forces of the enemy, sin, our flesh, the things of this world and the everyday stresses of life on our own? Did you know that God doesn’t expect us to?

The Bible says in Zechariah 4:6, “…Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.”

Don’t try to make yourself acceptable to God through your own effort, for it is impossible. Call upon the Lord; only He can make you clean.

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.”

Sin and failure are in human nature. Eternal death is the consequence, but Jesus Christ, being in the flesh, sacrificed Himself for our sins so that we would have an opportunity to live eternal life by reaching out to Him in faith and being born again.

The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

The Bible says in John 3:5, “Jesus 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.”

Do not wait. Jesus paid it all on the cross. Forgiveness and redemption is available to you right now, today.

Jesus Christ said in Matthew 11:28-29, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour in the free pardon of your sins. Allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for your souls salvation from the power of sin and from the punishment of sin in that awful place called Hell. 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.

If You Died Today Where Would You Go: Heaven or Hell? (Gospel Light Minute X #469)

If You Died Today Where Would You Go: Heaven or Hell? (GLMX #469)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #469 titled, “If You Died Today Where Would You Go: Heaven or Hell?” 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.

It could happen, you know. Every day, all over the world, death surprises multitudes of unsuspecting people. The sun rises, they get up and get about the day’s business, never imagining that this will be their last day in this world. Death is a tragic reality that faces each of us. While death ends all earthly hopes and dreams, the more important question is, what really happens to the person who dies? Surely you will agree that a question with so much at stake deserves serious thought. It is our firm conviction that the answer can be found and is clearly revealed in God’s book, the Bible. We have printed this little tract with the sincere hope that you will consider what God’s Word teaches on this subject. Please think for a few moments about this matter. If you died today, what then?

DEATH’S REASON
Why do we have to die anyway? If we were created by a good and wise God, why is dying a part of the process? Why would a good God bring us into the world only to have us exit it eventually by death? I certainly agree that the question “why do I have to die” is a good one. But God has given a true and reasonable answer in the Bible.

Please understand that ultimately death is not God’s work—it’s man’s work. It was never a part of God’s original design for His perfect creation. The Bible is clear that sin entered the world by the first man that God created. This man, Adam, deliberately chose to disobey God’s plain command and as a result, plunged all of his descendants, whom he represented before God, into a state of sin and condemnation. While it is true that Adam’s original sin brought death to the human race, we cannot excuse ourselves by this fact. We are not only guilty in Adam, but we have all personally and willfully sinned against God.

God is holy and cannot tolerate sin. Being the just judge of His creation, He must punish all sin. The Bible defines sin as any “transgression of the law” of God. The great summary of God’s law for mankind is found in the Ten Commandments. The punishment for breaking God’s law is death. So there is your answer—we die because we have sinned. It is that simple. Had there been no sin, there would have been no death to mar God’s beautiful world. Since we have sinned, death must reasonably follow.

But the Bible reveals more. It clearly teaches that, after death, man must face this offended God in judgment. All men who die in their sin are sent by God to a place of punishment which the Bible calls hell. This is not a myth. This is the faithful and true Word of the one true God.

Can you not see how, according to biblical teaching, the question that begins this tract is of utmost importance? Since these things are true, we are all in serious trouble with God and the fault is all ours. He has every right to justly judge us for our willful disobedience to His law.

But there is good news. There is, in fact, great news. God, who is not only just, but also gracious and merciful, has of His own will provided a perfect remedy for our sin and the death and judgment that it brings.

GOD’S REMEDY
The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

John 3:16 is not just something that many of us learned as children. It tells us the wonderful truth about a loving God Who, though He had every right to leave us to the punishment we rightly deserve, chose to save sinners from an eternity in hell and give them eternal life. God has done what only He could do. He took the necessary action so that sinners “should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

He did this by sending His own Son into the world on the greatest of all rescue missions. God could not merely overlook our sins, or forgive them without payment. He could not remove our guilt by a stroke of divine magic. Every sin must be punished, or God cannot remain the just judge of His universe. Real work had to be done to remove our sin and guilt. That work is what God sent His Son into the world to accomplish.

Jesus lived the sinless, God-pleasing life that we could never live. Then He took the sins of His people upon Himself and died under the divine judgment that they deserved. Jesus wasn’t just the helpless victim of human wickedness when He died on the cross. He was there suffering the curse of an offended God in the place of sinners, so that they may be forgiven. This atoning death of Christ completely paid for sin and satisfied the justice of God. Then God raised Jesus from the dead, proving beyond all doubt that the rescue mission was complete and had been accepted as sufficient payment for sin. So now Jesus has been exalted to the right hand of God as king over the universe.

This is the wonderful message of the Gospel. It is not a myth, but is absolutely true. The New Testament tells us that after His resurrection, Jesus’ disciples went everywhere spreading this good news, proclaiming that any sinner could be forgiven through the saving work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Two thousand years later, there are millions of people all over the earth who have made this wonderful message their only hope in life and death.

Friend, think about this message. Isn’t this exactly what dying sinners need?

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
Yes, you do have responsibility in this matter. Though you could never have saved yourself, you are responsible to receive by faith the salvation which God offers you today through Jesus Christ. John 3:16 doesn’t teach that God’s love, expressed through His Son, will automatically keep you from perishing and give you eternal life. Instead, it teaches that this salvation is for “whoever believes” in Christ.

The Bible is very clear that all that is required of any person for salvation is to repent of his or her sins and then believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To repent, one must come to hate his or her sins before a holy God, with determination to forsake them, humbly acknowledging one’s guilt before this holy God. To believe is to entrust one’s self wholly to the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work. Faith alone in Christ alone is God’s only way of bringing sinners out of darkness into the marvelous light. You cannot add anything of merit to the perfect saving work of Jesus. If you try to, God will not accept you. A life of devotion to God and acceptable good works will follow as the result of your salvation, but these things could never be the cause of being made right with God. To be saved you must simply receive by faith the Lord Jesus and His salvation.

If you do this, eternal life is yours. Then if you die today, you will not perish in the hell that you deserve. Instead you will enter into the everlasting life that He gives you. With Jesus’ Blood cleansing you and His righteousness covering you, you never have to fear death or God’s judgment again.

This is your responsibility. You have received His message and offer of salvation. What are you going to do with it?

Please think about and honestly answer this question—If you died today … then what?

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour in the free pardon of your sins. Allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for your souls salvation from the power of sin and from the punishment of sin in that awful place called Hell. 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.