The Gospel, English, p. 26


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According to the Bible, many wonderful things happened to you the moment you understood the gospel and trusted in Christ alone as your Savior.
♦    You received a pardon for all your past, present and future sins. (Romans 5:1)
♦    You received eternal life as a free gift. (John 5:24, 10:28)
♦    You are assured of going to heaven. (John 14:1-3)
♦    You became a child of God. (John 1:12)
♦    You have a friend who understands what you are going through, and is there to help you in time of need.   (Hebrews 2:18, 4:15-16; Psalm 68:5)

In Luke 17:11-19, Jesus cleansed ten lepers, and nine of them went their merry way without so much as stopping to thank Him!  So that you don’t follow the example of the nine ungrateful lepers, you can show your thanks to God for what He has done for you by living your life in a manner that is pleasing to Him, obeying His commandments and walking according to His Word.  (Luke 7:40-43; 1st John 4:19, John 14:21).


Imagine that one day you are walking down a sidewalk, and a piano that was being hoisted into a tenth story apartment breaks loose, and is falling toward you without your knowledge.  All of a sudden, someone you have never met runs over to you and pushes you out of the way to save you, only to be crushed himself by the falling piano. As he lies dying, his trembling hand takes a letter from his pocket, and he asks you to take it and deliver it for him.  Would you?  Of course you would!

Jesus, who died to save you, has left such a letter with you. That letter is called The Gospel. “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature,’” Mark 16:15. (Also see Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Romans 10:14-15).  Are you willing to take the letter that Jesus has left with you and try to do as He has asked?

If you are, simply ask a friend or an acquaintance:  “Has anyone ever shown you from the Bible how you can know for certain that you will go to heaven when you die?”  If they say “no,” simply ask “May I?”  Most people will be eager to find out how they can know this for sure.  If they are interested, simply sit down and take time to share this little booklet with them.  They will be eternally grateful!


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