Wednesday, September 26, 2007

You Can't Handle the Truth! (New Tract)

It's one of the most famous lines in recent movie history. "You Can't Handle the Truth." Leon Brown came up with the concept. Alex Persegona came up with the artwork. And I wrote the text.

The tract is available NOW, on

Here's the text.


“You want answers!” “I want the truth!” “You can’t handle the truth!” It’s one of the most memorable pieces of dialogue in movie history. The egotistical and self-righteous Colonel Nathan Jessep would later angrily admit to the arrogant and brash JAG Officer, Lieutenant JG Daniel Kaffee, that he broke military law. Colonel Jessep believed he was justified in violating the law. He got up from the witness chair and began to march out of the courtroom, as if he was above the law and the authority of the court. But the judge ordered him detained by military police, telling the colonel, “You aren’t going anywhere!” Colonel Jessep’s courtroom outburst in a Hollywood film illustrates a sad reality. Most people cannot handle the truth—the truth about themselves. Most people consider themselves good and they easily justify their actions. Do you consider yourself to be a good person? If you do, then ask yourself the following questions and answer them honestly. 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 (The Ten Commandments), and by your own admission, you are a lying, thieving, blasphemer at heart. Every lawbreaker will one day find himself or herself standing before God, the righteous Judge. The verdict will be “guilty.” And, like Colonel Jessep, you will not be able to justify yourself, assert your innocence, and leave the courtroom. Instead, having been found guilty of breaking God’s Law, 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? You want answers? You want the truth? You must 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. 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. Can you handle the truth?

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