Gospel Tract and Bible Society
Welcome to Gospel Tract and Bible Society. The goal of Gospel Tract and Bible Society is to share with the world the Good News of Salvation by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ, thus helping to fulfill the commission of Christ.
All Have Sinned
Many people today are like the man who said, “I am not good enough for heaven and not bad enough for hell.” They think they are pretty good and God will somehow give them a home in heaven.
What does the Bible say about man? It says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9). “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” I have-you have. We are like the man who was lost in the woods. He was finally so confused that he had to sit down and wait for someone to find him. Are you lost? Do you know where to go?
Many years ago the Children of Israel were traveling from Egypt to Canaan. They had become a nation of about a million people. God led them out of Egypt in a miraculous way, with Moses as their leader. By night He gave them light from a pillar of fire, and by day He shaded them from the heat with a cloud.
Soon after they were on their way, their enemies, the Egyptians, followed and overtook them at the Red Sea. God commanded Moses to stretch out his hand and rod over the sea, and its waters parted for the Israelites to walk through. They walked through on dry ground. When the Egyptians followed, the Lord caused confusion among them. Then the waters came together again, and the Egyptian army drowned in the sea. When the Children of Israel saw that they were rescued from their pursuing enemy, they sang a victor’s song.
Jesus said that the only way to be saved is to be born again. What does this mean? The new birth is not any of the following: baptism, church membership, partaking of communion, reforming one’s life, prayer, or good works. The new birth is a change of heart. God gives us the new birth when we turn to Him with remorse for our sinful life and repent. God sees when we are ready for the new birth. We will know when we are born again. We will have a free conscience, a desire to do right, and an assurance of a home in heaven.
There is a way of dress that complements the Christian and his high calling. Paul writes to the Philippians, "Only let your conversation [manner of life] be as it becometh the gospel of Christ" (Philippians 1:27). An individual's manner of dress is like a window providing a look into his heart. It makes a clear statement of his estimation of himself and reveals who is the master of his life. God's will is for the human form to be adequately covered, not displayed. The true disciples of Christ have always been known for their modest dress.
It is the nature of parents to love their children. When children are small, parents diligently attend to their needs, giving them the best of care. They rejoice in their steady growth and happiness. When children become sick, a mother spares no efforts day or night to nurse them back to health. Parents delight to see their children achieve worthwhile objectives in life. All this and much more is the privilege and duty of parents toward their children.
If parents are Christians and live the Bible, they will live an exemplary life before their children, a life they wish their children to pattern after. Since "the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth" (Genesis 8:21), it is necessary that training and teaching be done early in life. It is said, "a child learns more by observation than through instructions."