Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Ride of Your Life (New Gospel Tract)

Here's the artwork and text for my newest gospel tract. We hope to have it published in the next couple of weeks.

I am very grateful to Alex Persegona for his artistic talents. The artwork for this tract is an original design, by Alex. Thank you, Alex.


The famous children’s ride began and my car zipped by a whistle blowing British bobby who tried to stop me. My car continued to twist and turn through the streets of London, wreaking havoc along the way.

Before long, I found myself standing before a judge who pronounced me guilty of breaking the law. In a mad escape from the courtroom, my car ended up on a railroad track with the roar of a train and a very bright light heading directly toward me. After the crash, I was transported to hell—complete with demonic looking rats, a Satan figure, and a significant increase in room temperature. A few moments later I found myself at the end of the ride and walking out into the cool night air. A children’s ride at the Magic Kingdom provided a good picture of a spiritual reality.

Each of us has broken God’s Law. If you don’t believe it, then honestly answer the following questions. Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen anything? Have you ever taken God’s name in vain? Then according to God’s Law, and by your own admission, you are a lying, thieving, blasphemer at heart. Every lawbreaker will one day find himself standing before God, the righteous Judge. The verdict will be “guilty.” And the sentence will be “death”—eternity in the torment of hell.

The good news is that God doesn’t want to send you to hell. So, He sent His sinless Son, Jesus Christ—God in the flesh. He took upon himself the punishment you rightly deserve for your sins against God when He shed His innocent blood and died on the cross. Three days later, He defeated death when He rose from the grave.

So, what must you do to be saved? Your only hope is to recognize that you cannot save yourself and escape God’s judgment. You must confess your sins against God, repent (turn away from your sins), and put your trust in Jesus Christ alone for your salvation.

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” is just that—a ride. It is a few moments of animated silliness that eventually comes to an end. But life is more than a silly ride. And when your life on earth comes to an end, you will spend eternity in either heaven or hell. Repent and place your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, right now. You will pass from death into life and receive the free gift of eternal life. Please consider these things carefully. What’s at stake is your eternal destination.

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