Life’s Great Questions – A Gospel Tract

Life’s Great Questions tract – FRONT

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Life’s Great Questions (AND their answers):

1. Why do we need Jesus to save us?

A. Because we are born dead in our sin.

Ephesians 2:1

2. What does that mean?

A. It means that our sin has separated us from God.

Romans 3:23

3. What is sin?

A. Sin is disobeying God’s laws: not loving Him, not loving others, stealing, lying, and more.

1 John 3:4

4. Why does God get to make laws everyone has to follow?

A. Because He is the Creator, Sustainer, and Sovereign Ruler over all things. His Creation, His rules.

Psalm 103:19

5. Can’t we just try to live a good life?

A. You can certainly try, but you’ll never be good enough. God’s standard is perfection.

Romans 3:10

6. Then how can we be saved from sin if there’s no hope for us to be good enough?

A. That’s why we need Jesus. Jesus is the Son of God who, before time began, purposed with God the Father to save us because He knew we’d need Him.

John 3:16

7. How does Jesus save us?

A. Jesus was born into history, lived a righteous (sinless) life we could never live, and took God’s wrath for sin upon Himself to save people like you and me. He died a physical death and rose again to live forever so that we can live forever with Him.

Romans 5:8

8. So Jesus isn’t dead?

A. No! He is alive and is seated at the place of honor at God’s right hand in Heaven. There He advocates for us and prepares a place for us to live with Him forever.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

9. What if I like who I am and what I do even if it is sin?

A. That’s possible. But if what you’ve read here about Jesus makes you have grief and feel sorry because of your sin, then that is evidence of the work of God the Holy Spirit changing your heart.

Ezekiel 36:26

10. What must I do to be saved?

A. Repent & believe! Turn away from sin and believe in Jesus and what He has done. Sin is no match for Jesus!

Mark 1:15

On “Necessary Inference” from the LBCF Ch 1.6

“There is no Bible verse that says ‘Trinity,’ therefore I reject the doctrine of the Trinity.” – A Biblicist

The quote in the image is hypothetical and overstated to illustrate a point. Throughout church history, God’s people have looked to the whole of Scripture to inform belief–not single proof texts. Part of that process is using reason to infer truth. Ergo, we find the doctrine of the Trinity woven throughout Scripture like a resplendent, intricately-detailed tapestry.

The 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith in Modern English, chapter 1.6 begins, “The whole counsel of God concerning everything essential for his own glory and man’s salvation, faith, and life is either explicitly stated or by necessary inference contained in the Holy Scriptures. Nothing is ever to be added to the Scriptures, either by new revelation of the Spirit or by human traditions” (emphasis mine).

In using logic and reason to determine good and necessary consequences from God’s Word, we are simply practicing the interpretive technique modeled by our Lord in Mark 12:24-27:

24 Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God? 25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 26 And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? 27 He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You are quite wrong.”

The passage to which Jesus refers does not explicitly state that there is indeed a resurrection, which the Sadducees rejected. But that doesn’t stop the Son of God from using God’s message to Moses to demonstrate the logical, reasonable truth of the resurrection. God IS the God of the living, consequently we will be resurrected: those who reject God to eternal judgement, and those in Christ to eternal life.