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.

Walking With Mr. Time Into the New Year (Gospel Light Minute X #468)

Walking With Mr. Time Into the New Year (Gospel Light Minute X #468)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #468 titled, “Walking With Mr. Time Into the New Year ” 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.

A TRAVELER NAMED TIME
A traveler was walking along the road. He had a scythe upon his shoulder and an hourglass in his hand. He walked with measured, exact footsteps. His eyes looked straight in front—they never moved either to the right or left, but gazed on what was beyond.

I said to him, “What’s your name?”

“My name is Time.”

“Where are you going?”

“I’m going to eternity.”

“What’s the number of your years?”

He showed me an open book, and written on the page was the date of the year just begun.

I followed where he went, but I couldn’t tell how long I should follow. I saw one person after another stop in the road, and lie down to rise no more. They were left behind, for Time paused not—his course was unstopped.

YOU ARE WALKING WITH TIME
Yes, you are walking with Time on the road of life in a new year begun. But you may not go far. You may pass the buds of spring, but never see the flowers of summer. Or, you may watch the leaves fall from the autumn trees, and lie beneath them in the winter. But whether your days on earth are to be few or many, are you ready for eternity? Whether you are old or young, God would have you number your days, and apply your heart to wisdom.

To begin the year with God is more important than anything else in this world. The Bible says in Isaiah 55:6-7: “Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near: 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”.

The dawning of a new year serves to remind us that we are all marching through time, heading for eternity. Awaiting each traveler is either a glad and glorious heaven in the presence of God, or a sad and sorrowful hell, banished from God.

The eternal Son of God entered into time as the Man Christ Jesus to make a way for sinful man to approach God and enter into life eternal. His death, burial and resurrection have fully accomplished this objective so that Jesus now proclaims, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father but by Me”.

NOW IS THE TIME
To personally “seek the Lord” is to realize that Christ died for your sins, and to trust His shed blood as the full and powerful payment needed to wash your sins away. The Bible states in 1 John 1:7, “The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin”. On the basis of Christ’s atoning sacrifice, God abundantly pardons the repentant sinner and makes him a child of God forever. The Bible says in 1 Peter 3:18, “Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God”.

But you must seek Him now, “while He may be found”, while there is still time, before you pass into eternity. In view of the uncertainty of life, how important it is to “prepare to meet thy God”, through faith in Christ as your personal Savior! This alone will enable you to experience a truly “Happy New Year”—and look forward to a glorious eternity with absolute certainty.

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.

No Vacancy (Gospel Light Minute X #467)

No Vacancy (GLMX #467)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #467 titled, “No Vacancy” 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.

Luke 2:7 says, “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”

What a joyous, but sad day! After finally arriving in Bethlehem, Joseph and Mary were met with bad news—the inn was already full of guests, and there was no room for them. Turned away, they found shelter among the animals, and it was there that Jesus was born.

Think about that—there was no room for the long-expected Savior, the Son of God who is destined to rule the world in righteousness. You might say, “If I had been there in Bethlehem that night, I would have opened my home to Jesus.” But let me ask you a personal question: Have you opened your heart’s door to let the Savior in? Or is your heart so full of other things that you have no room for Jesus Christ?

Part of the problem is that the world today is so occupied with entertainment, business, sports, politics and religion that Jesus is simply crowded out. We’re busy and distracted with a million different things.

But it’s also true that the human heart is, by nature, sinful. When Jesus begins to shine the light of holiness into our lives, our faults are revealed and we become uncomfortable. During His life on earth, as long as He was healing the sick and doing miracles, large crowds followed Him. But when Jesus started to challenge empty religion and show that He alone is the way to Heaven, He was “despised and rejected of men”. On the day of His death the people cried, “Away with Him, crucify Him”.

Jesus, who declared “I am the light of the world,” explains why we resist Him in John 3:19-20: “Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved”.

How is it with you? Do you get uncomfortable when you think about standing before God some day? Have you tried to distance yourself from thinking about your sin? Have you crowded Jesus out of your thoughts and life?

Here’s the good news! Jesus came into the world as God’s gift, to save us from our sins. He didn’t just stand at a distance and tell us about our problem: He embraced us and did something about it! On the cross, He absorbed the punishment that our sin deserved, died in our place, and rose again so that we can live forever with Him.

It’s time to stop hiding from God. It’s time to recognize that the things you’ve been filling your life with only leave you empty and unfulfilled. It’s time to make room for Jesus!

Turn to Him, put your trust in Him, and you will receive not only forgiveness of sins, but also a new life of peace and joy in living with God—both now and forever. Accept Him as your Lord and Savior today!

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 1:11-12, “He [Jesus] came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.”

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 Ultimate Wishlist (Gospel Light Minute X #466)

The Ultimate Wishlist (GLMX #466)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #466 titled, “The Ultimate Wishlist” 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.

A wish list is a list of someone’s desires with regards to an occasion in life. Many times during a special occasion like a birthday, a wedding, an anniversary and during special holidays, people come up with a list of items they expect to receive from friends and family that are willing to go the extra mile in fulfilling the desires in their wish list.

Another way to look at this is when people design a registry for a wedding or baby shower—that’s a wish list—a list of items they wish friends and family will give to help. When your supervisor at work asks you for your wish list for your department, you go all out to produce a list that clearly states the needs of your department or the organization.

There are a number of fascinating things about a wish list, some of which we have highlighted:

• It doesn’t cost the demanding party anything—the cost is passed to friends and family that will provide those items on the wish list.

• It is never intended for strangers; it is usually shared with someone who is a close relative or a good friend. The list is shared with people that have a relationship with the person making the list.

• It creates a clear picture of what the person making the list actually needs, be it a material need, an assignment that needs to be carried out or anything to make life better one way or the other.

• The person making the list bears in mind the financial capability of the friends and families that will potentially provide the items on the list.

And to be honest, everyone in life at some point will have to make a wish list, so it can be assumed that this is part of our life. Permit me to show you the ultimate wish list—a list that comprises, I believe, what everyone alive innately wants in life.

You will find the items in the Holy Bible in Revelation 5:12: “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive POWER, and RICHES, and WISDOM, and STRENGTH, and HONOUR, and GLORY, and BLESSING”.

On this wish list are, no doubt, the seven most-wanted items in life: power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and blessing. And guess what? EVERYTHING on this list can be all yours without an exception.

How much will this cost you? The answer is NOTHING! All you need to do is to accept The One who, according to that verse, is worthy to receive (and to give out) these seven items. His name is Jesus. When you accept Him as your personal Lord and Savior, you accept all these ultimate goodwill items for all eternity!

The Bible says in Romans 8:32, “[God] 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 states 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 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”.

Did you see that? It’s a gift! And when you accept the Gift of Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour, you are not only accepting forgiveness of sins and new life, you are also accepting power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and blessing—for if God gave you His Son, He will surely give you ALL things!

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.

Now that you have accepted Jesus, you are no longer a stranger! Jesus knows you and you know Him as well. Listen to His very own words: “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine”.

This ultimate wish list is yours to enjoy—both now and forever—it’s a complete package! Jesus intends to give you abundant life. He said in John 10:10, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”.

Jesus has received all of these from His Father and He’s making everything available to you at no cost. Now that you have chosen to develop a relationship with Him, you are welcome to the family of God.

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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.

PODCAST: New Life For Old Chairs (Gospel Light Minute X #465 with Daniel Whyte III)

New Life For Old Chairs (GLMX #465)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #465 titled, “New Life For Old Chairs” 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.

One never knows what “treasures” they may find at a garage sale, estate sale, or auction. I like to pick up chairs that need some tender loving care. I visualize the possibility of revitalizing them and giving them new life. Refinishing the wood and replacing the seat is a hobby I enjoy. It’s interesting to see the before and after pictures of chairs that otherwise may have been discarded–even burned–if I had not rescued them.

These chairs remind me of our lives. The Bible says in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. Our natural lives are like the old chairs which are ready to be discarded. But God in His mercy sent His only son, Jesus, to die for our sins. He became our rescuer. John 3:16 states, “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.”

By believing what God did and trusting Him alone for our salvation, we become like a chair that receives new life and becomes useful again. Romans 10:9-10 simply tells us, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”

If we do not accept the fact that Jesus died for our sins, and do not trust in Him for eternal life, we are destined for the discard pile—like the old chairs if they had not been rescued.

The next time you see a dilapidated chair, be reminded of your life without Christ. You can be rescued and saved from the burn pile by trusting in Jesus. He will give you a new life of usefulness for 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.

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.

God’s Layaway Plan (Gospel Light Minute X #464)

God’s Layaway Plan (GLMX #464)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #464 titled, “God’s Layaway Plan” 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.

Many of the larger stores throughout the nation have a “layaway” plan for the sale of merchandise through which a purchaser can have an item held for him by making a small down payment on it. The article is held by the store until paid for and then delivered to the customer.

God has a “layaway” plan for those who have received His Son as their Savior. In common with the plans frequently used in merchandising, it has to do with something that is laid away for future possession. Unlike the store “layaway” plan in which the buyer pays the full price as he is able, God’s plan has to do with holding for us in Heaven something already paid for.

In his letter to the Colossian believers, the Apostle Paul spoke of “the hope which is laid up [literally “laid away”] for you in heaven”. That hope includes a number of wonderful things.

It is the hope of the completion of perfection of our salvation. When we receive Christ as our Savior, God saves us from the penalty of sin. As we trust Jesus Christ day by day, He delivers us from the power of sin. When the redeemed stand in His glorious presence, they shall be forever delivered from the presence of sin. We shall be like Christ in perfection.

That hope includes the redemption of the body. Our present bodies are subject to sickness and death. But these mortal bodies shall give way to immortal, spiritual bodies fit for Heaven and eternity (See I Corinthians 15:52-54; Romans 8:23)!

The believer looks forward also to a heavenly inheritance. The Apostle Peter wrote of it in I Peter 1:3-5, saying that we have been “…begotten…again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, RESERVED in heaven for you, who are KEPT by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time”.

No earthly “layaway” plan both reserves the article for the customer and keeps the customer for the article. God’s plan does. Our inheritance is reserved in Heaven for us. We are kept by God’s power so that we may receive our inheritance!

God has laid away this heavenly inheritance for His children. As the Apostle Paul expresses it Romans 8:17, “if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ…”. This glorious inheritance is not something worked for and earned. It is God’s gracious gift to His children. Christ purchased it for us through the shedding of His Blood.

Lost members of Adam’s fallen race become children of God by receiving God’s Son as their Savior. The Bible states in John 1:12, “as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” For those who have trusted Him as their Savior, Christ has gone to prepare a place among the many mansions in His Father’s House. Jesus Christ said in John 14:1-3, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

Have you a hope laid away in Heaven? Do you have confidence concerning eternal things? If not, you need to receive Christ as your Savior. As a result of trusting Him as your Savior, you pass from spiritual death to spiritual life now, and in the life to come shall not come into condemning judgment for sin. 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”. Now is the time to trust Him. Do it now. Now is the only time you have. Do not put off what you should do now. The Bible says Acts 16:31, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and 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 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.

Giving Thanks (Gospel Light Minute X #463)

Giving Thanks (GLMX #463)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #463 titled, “Giving 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.

WHO IS THE ONE YOU THANK?
Every year in November we celebrate Thanksgiving. We gather together with family and friends to enjoy food and companionship and to consider everything for which we are grateful.

But giving thanks implies there is someone to be thanked. Who do you show gratitude to when you sit down to dinner?

The Bible says that you are to give your thanks to God—Ephesians 5:20 says, “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ”.

WHY THANK GOD?
Why should you be grateful to God? First, because He created you—The Bible says in Genesis 1:26, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness”.

Also because God provides you with everything you need to survive, from the air you breathe to the food you eat. The Bible says, “In every thing give thanks” for “Every good gift and every perfect gift … cometh down from the Father …”.

But above all you should thank God for His sacrifice for you—His Son Jesus, Who came into our world to save you. 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”.

WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE SAVED?
Why must you be saved? And what are you supposed to be saved from?

In the beginning God created a perfect world in which people could live. All He required of them was to follow one simple command, but the first man and woman decided they knew better than God, and they disobeyed Him. Each of us has inherited the consequences of this disobedience: an imperfect world and an imperfect human nature which causes us to rebel (sin) against God.

Because you are made in God’s image, and “God is a Spirit”, you have a spirit that will survive when your physical body dies. But where will your spirit go? To heaven?

The Bible states in Matthew 5:48, “… your Father … in heaven is perfect”, and since God is perfect, He cannot allow your spirit to join Him in heaven because of your sinful nature. Even people we consider “good” are corrupt in God’s eyes: The Bible states in Romans 3:10, 23, “There is none righteous, no, not one … For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”.

Furthermore, there is a penalty for your sin—The Bible says in Romans 6:23, “the wages of sin is death”. “Death” means hell, which is a place of eternal separation from God. It is described as full of torment and fire.

So you need to be saved because your sin keeps you from heaven, and you can never do enough good on your own to be acceptable to God. Only one person is perfect and qualified to take your punishment for you, and that is Jesus Christ.

As it says in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, “… Christ died for our sins … was buried, and … rose again the third day”. Today He lives in heaven, ready to intercede with the Father on your behalf so that one day you may join Him. However, your salvation is not automatic.

WHAT MUST HAPPEN BEFORE YOU CAN BE SAVED?
First, you have to realize that you are a sinner who has not lived your life in a way that pleases God. A quick glance at the Ten Commandments will confirm that everyone has told a lie or taken the Lord’s name in vain or not honored their parents, etc., at some point in their lives. To us this may not seem so bad, but God’s standard is perfection, The Bible states in James 2:10, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all”.

Next, turning away from those things that offend God, you must turn toward Jesus. You need to accept that Jesus’ death on the cross paid for your sins, ask God for forgiveness, and trust Him to save you.

If you do this sincerely, God will transform your rebellious nature: 2 Corinthians 5:17 states, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”. You will see life through God’s perspective and come to understand His plan for you.

This does not mean that you’ll immediately stop sinning or never sin. You’ll always fall short of God’s ideal throughout your life on earth and must continually ask for His forgiveness—1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”. However, as you go forward in your walk with Christ, learning about Him and growing closer to Him, the power of God’s Holy Spirit will help you to sin less.

THANKSGIVING
So when you give thanks this fall, it should be to the God who created you and provided a way for you to enjoy eternity with Him in heaven.

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 Only Way to Get to Heaven — Jesus Christ Alone (Gospel Light Minute X #462)

The Only way to Get to Heaven — Jesus Christ Alone (GLMX #462)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #462 titled, “The Only way to Get to Heaven — Jesus Christ 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.

The earth didn’t get here by itself. The universe is not eternal. For example, stars, such as the sun, die out. You can’t get something from nothing. Nothing times or plus nothing equals nothing. So this means that there has to be a creator (God).

Why would God create mankind just to live a sin-filled life and then turn to dust in the ground? So if there is a God there must be a heaven. So how does a person get into heaven, or “get right with God”?

God created mankind for His glory, but doesn’t force us to love Him. He gave us a free will to choose to love Him or not. Sin is the lack of love for God, and separates us from a holy God. We are all sinners: even the nicest people still sin.

To be in God’s presence in heaven demands perfection. This is not possible because all human beings are stained with sin. This causes us all to be under God’s wrath since God demands perfection to be in His sight. We must live a perfect sinless life to avoid God’s wrath and satisfy God’s holiness. This is impossible for any human being to do. So then what good are our lives in God’s sight?

Among other things, our lives are a proving ground to see who has true saving faith and who does not. God tries people to test their faith to see whether they are true or not. The Bible says in Matthew 24:13, “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved”. The Bible states in 2 Corinthians 5:10, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”

Even before we were born, God knew that we would be sinners who are not worthy to be in His presence. So He sent Jesus Christ down from heaven to live a life of perfect sinless obedience which we could never live, and to pay the penalty for our sin on the cross. So then there is a double imputation of Christ’s perfect life in our place and also as our substitute in His payment for our sins with His death on the cross. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For [God] hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”.

But even His death on the cross would not be sufficient to save us from God’s wrath because any man could die on a cross. No, to make the crucifixion effective, Jesus had to rise from the dead. If He had just stayed dead on the cross, we would still be in our sins: The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 15:17, “if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins”. Jesus Christ said in John 8:24, “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins”. Jesus Christ also said 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.”

Our part is to appropriate the perfect life, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ by making Him our Lord and Savior. By accepting His perfect life and crucifixion as our substitute, culminated by His resurrection, we accept Him as our Savior. By our obedience we accept Him as our Lord. Please allow Jesus to control your life in all your ways and act as if Jesus is right there in your presence and make Him your Lord!

Jesus said in John 14:6: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”. Jesus said in John 10:9 “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved”.

So what must we do to be saved? We must turn to God in repentance (turning from our sins and false religion) and have faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

We are not saved by baptism nor is baptism necessary for salvation. We are cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ alone: The Bible states in 1 John 1:7, “…the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin”. The doctrine of baptismal regeneration is unbiblical. If, when meeting God, we are trusting in our baptism to save us, we will surely end up in hell. We cannot add to what Christ did for us. Trust in Christ alone for salvation from damnation to hell. Not Christ plus baptism—or anything else. The Bible states in Hebrews 10:19, “We have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus”.

Also, it is not possible that a truly saved person can ever lose their salvation. The following Scriptures make this abundantly clear: 1 Peter 1:4 calls Salvation “an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you”. The Bible says in Acts 13:48, “…as many as were ordained to eternal life believed”. This verse and the following show the doctrine of predestination. The Bible states in Romans 8:30, “Whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified”. This Romans passage is called the golden chain of salvation. It is all part of God’s plan and cannot be broken.

The Bible says in Ephesians 1:13-14, “…after that ye believed [in Jesus Christ], ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory”. So the Holy Spirit is a seal and a guarantee of our salvation until we get to heaven.

Finally, 1 John 5:13 says: “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…”. Here God’s Word leaves no doubt about where believers stand. We may KNOW that we are eternally secure!

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 Numbers of Hope (Gospel Light Minute X #461)

The Numbers of Hope (GLMX #461)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #461 titled, “The Numbers of Hope” 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.

A twenty-six-word parade of hope: beginning with God, ending with life, and urging us to do the same. Brief enough to write on a napkin or memorize in a moment, yet solid enough to weather two thousand years of storms and questions. If you know nothing of the Bible, start here. If you know everything in the Bible, return here. We all need the reminder. The heart of the human problem is the heart of the human. And God’s treatment is prescribed in John 3:16.

He loves.
He gave.
We believe.
We live.

He loves.
God loves you because he chooses to do so. The Bible says in Deut. 7:7-8, “The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:… because the Lord loved you…”. God’s love for you depends on His goodness, not yours. And since He is totally good, you are absolutely loved. You don’t need to win His love, you already have it. And since you can’t win it, you can’t lose it. He will love you forever. You may step outside of His will, but never His love. Mark it down. He loves you. So much, in fact, that…

He gave.
He gave His one and only Son. Jesus Christ is God’s “one and only.” He is unlike any other person in history. Every quality we attribute to God, we can give to Jesus. Jesus has an eternal life span, unending wisdom, and tireless energy. Most of all, Jesus is sinless. When He lived on the earth, He never sinned. The Bible says in 1 Peter 2:22, “[He] did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:”.

We, on the other hand, do wrong things daily. We stretch the truth. We hurt people. We take advantage of the weak and disrespect our family. What should God do? He has made his position clear. The Bible states in Hebrews 12:14 that “without [holiness] no man shall see the Lord”. Where does that leave us?

It leaves us depending on the 3:16 promise. “God… gave His only begotten Son…” Though sinless, Jesus took our sin. God placed our sin on His Son and punished it. When Jesus died on the cross, He died for us in our place. Our response to this great gift is simple…

We believe.
We trust Jesus to do what we can’t. We don’t trust our own efforts to save us. We can’t save ourselves. We don’t place our trust in other people to save us. We believe in Him.

We take similar steps of trust daily, even hourly. Believing the chair will support us, we set our weight on it. Believing water will hydrate, we drink it. Trusting the work of the light switch, we flip it. We have faith in the doorknob, so we turn it. We trust power we cannot see to do work we can’t accomplish. Jesus invites us to do the same with Him. And when we do, when we believe…

We live.
God gives us brand-new life. He gives us joy in this life and the promise of eternal life with Him. We have joy because we have His Spirit living within us. Little by little His Spirit changes us to be more like Jesus. No guilt in life, no fear of death, He gives life, now.

And life for eternity. In Heaven you will be you at your best. No anger or sadness, tears or trouble. Never weary, selfish, or defeated. Clear mind, tireless muscles, unhindered joy. And, most of all, God! Romans 11:33 says, “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!”. Heaven is a perfect place of perfected people with our perfect Lord.

He loves.
He gave.
We believe.
We live.

Would you like to accept the 3:16 promise? You can. Tell God you accept Him.

“Father, I believe you love me. You gave your one and only Son so I can live forever with you. Apart from you, I die. With you, I live. I choose life. I choose you.”

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.

Jesus awaits your prayer. Believe in Him and you will…

Not…

Perish…

You will have life, eternal life, forever.

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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 Max Lucado and 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 Croosway.org.

A Time to Choose (Gospel Light Minute X #460)

A Time to Choose (GLMX #460)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #460 titled, “A Time to Choose” 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.

WHO DO YOU SERVE?
While America will soon decide who will serve as its president, let me ask you, dear , who do you serve? The Bible tells us that we serve one of two things: we either serve sin by disobeying God, or we serve righteousness by obeying Him. We may think that by “doing our own thing” we really don’t serve anyone or anything but ourselves, but that’s not true. There is no neutral ground. Jesus Christ said, “He that is not with Me is against Me” (Matthew 12:30).

You see, before being saved—before we turn to God in repentance and faith—all we can do is serve sin. Until then, there is nothing we can do to please God or serve Him because we are “dead in sins”. In the eyes of God, even “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags”.

A SERIOUS PROBLEM
Let’s not minimize the awfulness of sin. God hates sin! The Lord must, and will, punish all sin. No sin will be forgotten about or overlooked. The Bible says in Romans 6:23, “The wages of sin is death”. Hebrews 9:27 says, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”. The Bible states in Revelation 20:12, “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works”. There’s just no way around it. If we disobey God and serve sin, we will answer to God.

THE GOD-GIVEN SOLUTION
But, thank God, the Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died for us, bearing our sins, so that we might be saved. The Bible states in Galatians 3:13, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree”. Yes, Jesus Christ hung on a tree (the cross), shed His precious blood in our place, and received the wrath of God upon Himself so that all who trust in Him may have the forgiveness of sins. Ephesians 1:7 says, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace”.

MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE
John 6:28-29 says, “Then said they unto Him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent”. It is only through faith in the Lord Jesus that we can cease being slaves of sin and begin to serve God.

Let me ask you again: who do you serve? This is the most important choice you will ever make, and the time to choose is now: The Bible states in Joshua 24:15 “choose you this day whom ye will serve”. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 6:2, “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation”. The Bible is Acts 16:31, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and 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.