Monday, January 14, 2013

Gospel Tract Spotlight - The Ronald Reagan Quote Tract

Story of the Ronald Reagan quote tract (as found on The Bezeugen Tract Club site)

January 22 is the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade, the case that legalized abortion in the United States. We don't want to "celebrate" the anniversary per se, but rather use it as a segway to the Gospel. I hand people this tract and ask them what they think of the quote. Most say something like "that's interesting." Other times I'll hand someone the tract and ask them who the guy is in the picture. Most will say Ronald Reagan correctly. Then when I ask them who Ronald Reagan was, a smaller portion identify him as the 44th President of the United States. Either way, it functions as a segway to the gospel. Point people to site on the back as well to see a Gospel presentation and a thought provoking message about abortion.

We hope and pray that the Ronald Reagan quote tractwill bring awareness to the national sin of abortion. Even more than that, we pray that it will bring people to repent of their own personal sin and believe the Gospel!

Here is the content on the tract: 

God knows each of us before we are conceived (Jeremiah 1:5). He forms us in our mother's womb (Psalm 139:13). God tells us that life is precious by saying, "You shall not murder" (Exodus 20:13) and then raises the standard to "Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer" (1 John 3:15). God's punishment for murder is eternity in Hell (Revelation 21:8). It is appointed once for man to die and then the judgment (Hebrews 9:27). Ever hated someone? Lied? Stolen? Lusted? Will God find you innocent or guilty? Heaven or Hell? God does not want you to go to Hell (1 Timothy 2:4, 2 Peter 3:9). Two thousand years ago, God sent His only son Jesus to earth to save you from your sin (John 3:16, 1 John 2:2). Jesus, being fully God and fully man, lived a perfect life and fulfilled the Law. Jesus willingly died on the cross to pay for your sin. Three days later Jesus rose from the grave defeating sin and death. Repent (turn away from your sin) and put your trust in Jesus Christ alone (Mark 1:15). Then God will forgive all your sins and give you eternal 80-BEZEUGEN

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