Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
deeply cares about you. The Bible tell us He had “compassion” for the
downcast and was a “friend” to everyone
Lk 7:34). As a person
made in God’s spiritual image, you are of great importance to Jesus. He even
knows your name.
As a Christian, I too care
about you. I’ve given you this tract because I’m interested in your life and
your eternal destiny. So please, carefully read what the Savior says about
the needs of our soul. Your life depends upon it.
Listen to who Jesus says He
is: "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father
but through Me”
14:6). Without “the
way,” there is no going. Without “the truth,” there is no knowing right from
wrong. Without “the life,” there’s no real living. How startling! He says He
is the only way back home to God. Either He is Lord of all and is telling
the truth, or He is a blatant liar or a deluded lunatic. These are the only
choices. There can be no neutrality with Jesus: “He who is not with Me is
So, He is the key to your
eternal welfare. “He who has the Son has life. He who does not have the Son
does not have life”
5:12). The critical
issue is: Do you care about Him?
Offers You the Best
The Son of God helped create
So, He knows exactly how we tick and what we truly need. He cares enough
about you to offer a personal invitation to a life changing relationship. “I
stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I
will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me”
3:20). He alone offers
the greatest quality of life known to man.
“I have come that they
may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly”
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you
rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in
heart, and you will find rest for your souls”
“Whoever drinks of the water
that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him
will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life"
"I am the bread of
life; he who comes to Me will not hunger”
"Peace I leave
with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.
Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful…. These things I
have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have
tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world"
ENLIGHTENMENT: "I am
the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but
will have the Light of life"
of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a
ransom for many"
“He that believes and
is baptized shall be saved. He that does not believe shall be condemned”
“So Jesus was saying
to those Jews who had believed Him, `If you continue in My word, then you
are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will
make you free"
“Jesus said to her, `I
am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he
dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you
Cares Enough to Confront Us
There’re many popular
religious ideas about being right with God and going to heaven that simply
don’t square with Jesus’ teaching. Jesus cares enough to challenge the
mistakes in our preconceived ideas.
never said just being a nice person is sufficient to go to heaven.
If this is true, then
we wouldn’t need Him as our Savior. If sinful human beings could be right
with the holy God of the universe by our own efforts, then His agonizing
death on the cross would have been a needless waste
2:21). Jesus once
turned away a good moral, religious man. He trusted in his own good works
and also refused to repent of materialism
God says, “All have sinned
and have fallen short of the glory of God”
3:23). All of us have
failed to perfectly comply to God’s law. Divine justice demands the guilty
be punished. Hence, we’re separated from God, and we need a Savior
never said merely professing faith is sufficient.
A Gallup poll found
74% of Americans believe in Jesus as God’s Son. Yet, Jesus warns those
deceived by “cheap grace” and “easy believism”: "Not everyone who says to
Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will
of My Father who is in heaven will enter”
7:21). A true believer
renders life-service, not lip-service, to Jesus. He pointedly asks, “Why do
you call me, `Lord, Lord,’ and do not the things that I say?”
never said being an active religious person is sufficient.
In fact, Jesus says
the opposite: "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders
in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart
from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'”
7:22-23). Many active
but deceived religionists will be shocked on Judgment Day. Their service
wasn’t authorized by Christ’s law.
There is a “rock solid” way
to be sure of salvation. We must care enough about Jesus to do exactly what
He says in His word
7:24-25). “If you love
Me, you will keep my commandments”
14:15). Respect for
His authority means we must “not exceed what is written”
(1 Cor 4:6).
Faith that pleases God only “comes by hearing…the word of Christ”
10:17). The doctrines
and teachings of men cannot save and do not please God
never said that a loving God would never condemn anyone to hell.
Although God is
(1 Jn 4:8),
He is also perfectly just and holy
89:13). “The wages of
sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our
“Death” means eternal separation from God. His holy justice makes it
impossible for Him to allow sin’s rebellion to go unpunished. Jesus died as
a substitute for sinners to satisfy God’s justice, that is accepted by
obedient faith. “Everything is wrong until God makes it right” (A.W. Tozer).
Yet, those who refuse this
grace must suffer the consequences of God’s judicial wrath. "He who believes
in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see
life, but the wrath of God abides on him"
Jesus tells us pointedly to fear Him who can cast us into hell
Care About Jesus?
Jesus has the key to our life
and eternal destiny. I’m care about you because God cared enough about me to
send His Son to die in my place. This love has drawn me to the Savior and
has changed my life for the better. The transforming truth of Jesus is
important enough to me to risk a negative response from you on this very
I hope you agree that in
religion it is not who is right but what is right that ultimately matters.
You can render to Jesus the “obedience of faith”
The “steps of faith”
(Rom 4:12) to be right
with the Lord, are:
Believe wholeheartedly in
Jesus Christ as the divine Savior
(Jn 3:16, 8:24).
Repent of all your past sins
Confess Jesus as your Lord
Be baptized (immersed) into Christ for the forgiveness of sins
22:16, Rom 6:3-6).
I look forward to talking to
you about soul-saving power of the gospel. I hope we can study the
transforming word of Christ together. Also, please come visit us at church.
You will find a warm welcome.