Monday, September 26, 2016
The photo below is a card tract from PinPoint Evangelism.
I like this tract in that this front side is an attention-getter using a current design used by the same people who brought us the “Coexist” and “Respect” memes, all using religious and science symbology for the letters. The back side has some good teachings, which I will share with you here. Bear in mind that there are no paragraphs on the card, but for ease of reading here I will format to paragraphs while leaving the rest of the format and fonts as they have them on the card (except I can’t put the 2 up as squared).
The word spelled out on the front is “Tolerance.” It is a variation on the “Coexist” design and includes (from left to right) a Christian cross, a peace sign, a Native American Indian pipe, thte male and female symbols, a Kokopelli, a Jewish Star, a Baha’i 9 Pointed Star, an Islamic Crescent/Star and Einstein’s formula e=mc2.
Can’t we all just get along? Can’t we just stop fighting and be tolerant of each other? Isn’t that what Jesus was all about… TOLERANCE? Actually, no, that wasn’t what Jesus was all about.
In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE. No one comes to the Father EXCEPT THROUGH ME.” That sounds pretty intolerant and politically incorrect, doesn’t it?
In Matthew 7:7:13-14, Jesus said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Few on the way to Life and Many on the way to Destruction? That doesn’t sound like a “tolerant Jesus,” does it?
In Revelation 21:8, Jesus said, “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Jesus sounds REALLY intolerant in that verse!
God doesn’t tolerate sin or sinners! God is willing to forgive sinners because of what Jesus did on the cross though. Christ died for you, shedding His precious blood that you might have forgiveness of sins. Turn from your sins (repent), Trust in Jesus Christ and begin Obeying/Following Him! He will forgive you of your sins, pardon you of your punishment and empower you to live Holy!
Don’t die in your sins friend… Turn and live instead! Questions? Go to: www.RepentorPerish.org