We have written two Bible tracts for use by the BJU
Western U.S. Mission Team. The text of these tracts
is reproduced below. These tracts are out of print and no longer available for purchase. Click on each tract to see a larger image.
The Bible says...
"By Grace Are Ye Saved Through Faith"
Do you believe it? Do you know what it means?
Getting what we do not deserve.
Rescued from danger.
Belief or trust.
1. People are in danger of hell
2. They don't deserve to be rescued
3. God will save them if they trust in Him
Who is in danger?
"For all have sinned and come short of
the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
Does that mean we deserve hell?
"For the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23).
Liars, for example:
"All liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth
with fire and brimstone: which is the second death" (Revelation 21:8).
Would God really do that?
He has to. A judge can't let lawbreakers go without suffering the penalty.
Don't I have to do my part?
The penalty is death. Can you pay part of that? And,
honestly, are you doing all that you can do?
Obeying every command? If not, you are still in
great danger! God has a better plan: His son Jesus Christ died to
pay the penalty for you:
"God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while
we were yet sinners, Christ died for us [in our place]" (Romans 5:8).
He died, was buried, and then rose again to prove
he was the Son of God.
What's left for you to do?
"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." (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Nothing except believe, that is:
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and thou shalt be saved" (Acts 16:31).
What would you think
of a man who, rescued from a burning building,
ran back into the flames? Does he
really want to be saved? If you want God to
save you from your sin, you have to be willing to
leave it and not go back. This is called repentance.
"[The Lord is] not willing that any should perish,
but that all should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9).
People who say they believe God but live persistently
wicked lives are not saved.
"I will show thee my faith by my works" (James 2:18).
Can you honestly pray and tell God this:
"God, I am a sinner. I deserve hell. I cannot do anything
to help save myself. I believe that Jesus died in my
place. I turn from sin and accept Him as my savior.
Please save me now."
What will happen if you pray that prayer and mean it?
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord
shall be saved" (Romans 10:13).
If you want to know more, or if that prayer expresses
the desire of your heart, please write to the address below.
We will help you find a church that teaches what
those Bible verses say. Find those parts in the Bible
and read for yourself. You too can know right now that
you are saved!
"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, and that ye may believe
on the name of the son of God" (I John 5:13).
That Incredible Book
The Bible is the best-selling book of all time. Many
competing religions claim to believe it. Who is right?
What does the Bible really say? You owe it to
yourself to learn about this book. Your eternal
destiny depends on it.
The Bible was written between 2000 and 4000 years
ago. Many different human authors were involved,
but the Bible's claim is that God inspired all
of them to write what he wanted written:
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness."
(2 Timothy 3:16).
"For the prophecy came not in old time by
the will of man; but holy men of God spake
as they were moved by the Holy Ghost" (2 Peter 1:21).
The Bible was written in Hebrew and Greek. If you want to
learn exactly what the authors said, you need to learn
those two languages. Serious Bible scholars do.
Fortunately for the rest of us, the Bible has been
translated into every major language in the world.
Many English translations exist. Some are very
good, following as closely as possible the original
languages. Others are not so good, adding the
translator's interpretations and ideas.
On of the best known is the King James Version.
It is a careful and accurate translation from
the original Greek and Hebrew.
We do not have the original manuscripts for
any of the Bible. However, we do have thousands
of copies of Greek and Hebrew manuscripts
from centuries ago, giving us high confidence
that we have accurate copies of what the
original authors wrote.
The Bible itself encourages you to read for
yourself. It claims that you can understand its
important teachings all by yourself. Of course,
a good Bible teacher can help, but it is your
responsibility to see for yourself if what
you are being taught is so.
Jesus once told some very religious people
who claimed to believe the Bible:
"Search the scriptures; for in them ye think
ye have eternal life: and they are they
which testify of me." (John 5:29).
These religious people were wrong about how
to have eternal life! Are you? You ought to
search the Bible. See for yourself whether
the things you have been told are true. Is it
really proper to do that? The Bible says it is:
"These were more noble than those in
Thessalonica, in that they received the word
with all readiness of mind, and searched the
scriptures daily, whether those things were
so." (Acts 17:11).
A lack of Bible knowledge can lead us into error:
"Jesus answered and said unto them,
Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures,
nor the power of God" (Matthew 22:29).
1. Read and study the Bible for yourself.
2. Find a minister that gives Bible answers
to difficult questions.
3. Find a minister that encourages you to
read the Bible for yourself and check
out the things he says.
4. Find a church that devotes a large
portion of its time to teaching and
explaining the Bible.
If you want to know more about the Bible, write
to the address below. And why not get a Bible
and start reading for yourself?
201 Griffin Dr
Greenville, SC 29607
© Copyright 1999 by Bill Lovegrove. All rights reserved.
Last Updated 5/30/1999