STEPPING INTO THE LIGHT
A Gospel Tract Especially for Millennials
(relationship-focused and sprinkled with apologetics)
The Battle for Souls
With skepticism, Zelda asked her friend Zoe, “So, you really believe there’s an invisible battle raging in spiritual realms for the destiny of people’s souls? And the war is between God’s Kingdom of light and Satan’s Kingdom of darkness?”1
“Oh yeah,” replied Zoe, “and the war is intense because our souls are hugely valuable. Actually, we were all born into spiritual darkness, heading for eternal destruction. But get this! If we accept God’s generous offer to rescue us, we’ll become children of God and live in His light forever.2
So, I Need to be Rescued?
Everyone needs to be rescued. Looking at the big picture, God created people to enjoy a loving relationship with them. However, the human race fell from perfection when our original ancestors disobeyed God.3 Then death, suffering, and sin (wrongdoings) entered the world.4 We were doomed.
But God loved us so deeply, He wanted to restore our relationship with Him. So He sent His Son to earth on a grand rescue mission. Jesus willingly died on a Roman cross in the 1st century AD as a sacrifice for the sins of humanity.5 Now, we can step from darkness into His marvelous light and live.6 That’s the Good News!
“This is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son [Jesus], so that everyone who believes [trusts] in him will not perish but have eternal life.”7
“The Light of the World”
During His teaching ministry, Jesus made seven “I AM” statements clarifying His divine nature.8 By declaring “I am the Light of the world,” Jesus also indicated why He came. “Unless the Son of God, by means of the Holy Spirit, opens our eyes so we can see spiritual things, we will remain blind as bats.”9
“I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”10
To illustrate this truth, Jesus performed a physical miracle. He gave sight to a beggar who had been blind since birth. When Jesus opened the man’s eyes to see the light—both physically and spiritually—he believed Jesus and worshiped Him.11
The Son of God
The Jesus of History, who was born in Bethlehem, repeatedly claimed to be God’s divine Son.12 He validated that claim by: (a) His performance of numerous miracles, (b) His fulfillment of 300 Messianic prophecies, and (c) His supernatural Resurrection from the dead.
Jesus also claimed to be the only pathway to Heaven. Longing for us to know He purchased our salvation in full, He declared: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”13 (For a recap of extensive evidence for the truth of Christianity, see footnote 14.)
Life’s Ultimate Experience
The ultimate experience refers to the life of believers who “walk in the fullness of the Spirit.”15 Yielding to the Holy Spirit, they walk closely with Jesus and hold God’s written Word in their hearts. They experience an indescribable joy and peace by allowing God free rein to bring forth much spiritual fruit in their lives.16
[Jesus said]: “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.”17
Spiritual fruit refers to Christ-like characteristics and “true good” that’s done for God and His Kingdom.18 It can be exhilarating for believers to walk in Jesus’ light and to see answered prayers and lasting fruit.19
Jesus is waiting with open arms for you to come to Him. Are you ready to step into God’s glorious light and enter a vital relationship with Him? If so, let’s go!
“Dear God, thank You for Your great love for me. I do believe Jesus died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead to give me eternal life. Jesus, please be my Lord, and Savior, and Best Friend. Forgive me of my sins. And Lord, please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.”
Living in the Light
If you just invited Jesus into your life, welcome to God’s eternal family! You can walk closely with Him by praying and reading the Bible regularly. Also, be sure to connect with a Bible-teaching church and have meet-ups with believers who experience the joy of living in God’s light!
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1Acts 26:18; Eph. 5:8; 6:12. 2Col. 1:13; Eph. 2:1–2. 3Gen. 3:6–7. 4Rom. 5:12–21. 51 Pet. 2:24. 61 Pet. 2:9. 7John 3:16. 8See John chapters 6 to 15. Jesus was equating Himself to God (see Exodus 3:2, 6). 9J. Vernon McGee, Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee, Vol. IV (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1983), 423. 10John 8:12. 11John 9:1–38. 12Based on the totality of Scripture, Jesus is the second member of the holy Trinity. 13John 14:6; see also John 10:7, 9. 14See TWT pamphlets (e.g., “Who Do You Say Jesus Christ Is?”) that give solid evidence for the truth of Biblical Christianity (TrueWayTracts.com). 15Chuck Smith, Living Water (Costa Mesa, CA: The Word For Today, 2009), Epilogue, 307–310. 16Living Water, 308. See also Gal. 2:20. 17John 15:5. 18David Guzik’s commentary on John 15:5 (enduringword.com/bible-commentary/john-15/). 19John 15:7–11.
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, IL 60189. All rights reserved.
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