Friday, August 29, 2014

Gospel Tract Spotlight: What Happens After #YOLO?

A néw tract from Bezeugen Ministries will be in the October tract club mailing. Yolo (the acronym for "You Only Live Once" is used a lot today, especially  by young people. It was made popular by a Canadian rapper named Drake in his song "The Motto" from 2011. Many have made it their motto to live on the wild side. Several months ago, I started asking people what yolo meant. About 95% of those who I asked knew what it was.
I would ask "What happens after you live once?" "You die" some would say. Then, I would ask "What happens after you die?" I would get several answers. 
I told Carl Kalbfleish about what I had been doing and the response that I have been getting. I sent a  draft to him, he edited the content, and came up with the eye-catching design on the front. This is a good tract to start a conversation. It will be in the next Bezeugen Tract Club mailing. Enroll. to get 30 free tracts a month to hand out to someone who is living a yolo life!

This is how the back reads: 

YOLO - You Only Live Once. This is said by people everyday. It is tweeted with a hashtag on Twitter (#YOLO). It is actually stated in scripture: And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment; - Hebrews 9:27. What happens after you live once? There are two places mankind will live for eternity. Let's see where you spend eternity after YOLO  according to God's standards, The Ten Commandments. Have you ever told a lie? Stolen anything? Hated someone? Jesus calls hatred murder (Matthew 5:22)! Ever used God's name carelessly? That is blasphemy and is a very serious offense (Exodus 20:7). Will you be 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 Christ to earth. Jesus being fully God and fully man, lived a perfect life, fulfilled the Law and then willingly became the perfect sacrifice for the sin of the whole world. He died on a cross to pay for your sin (1 John 2:2). Jesus rose from the dead, defeating sin, death and the devil. God "commands all people everywhere to repent" because "He has set a day when He will judge the world"  (Acts 17:30-31). If you repent and believe the Gospel, then God will forgive all your sin and give you eternal life (Mark 1:15, John 3:36) YOLO, then eternity. 

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