Burden4souls – Law and Order Tract

Due to the embarassment I encountered with some of the Gospel tracts that I saw during the 2010 FIFA World Cup outreaches, I decided to start writing and printing my own Gospel tracts. There is one tract that looks like a mini-newspaper called ‘The Good News’, and it had nothing that resembled the Gospel of Jesus Christ in it. I have just managed to write a tract that’s called “Law & Order”, and I’ll be taking it to the printers at the end of July 2010 so I can have it ready for the Tri-Nations Rugby Tournament leg of South Africa. Here are the words, and I hope to translate it to Afrikaans and other languages soon:

Every country in the world has laws, and every citizen and visitors of that country are expected to obey those laws. The President of that country signs those laws into effect, while the police, persecutors and judges apply the same laws to everyone who is suspected of breaking them. All those who break the laws of that country are arrested, prosecuted and brought into swift justice. Those found guilty of breaking the laws are sentenced to prison, fine, house arrest or forced to make restitution for their transgression. In this country, nobody is above the law, and everybody can be brought into justice regardless of who he is or how sorry he is for breaking the laws. In South Africa, a former police chief, has just been convicted of corruption. He was charged with the crime while he was still in his position of power, and the long hand of justice finally caught up with him. Also, a high court judge who presided over many high profile criminal cases was also convicted of drunk driving, and his position wasn’t taken into account when the presiding judge handed the judgment to him. The law took effect!

If this world is created by God, which all evidence point to Him being the Creator, then why do we expect the difference in how His Law should be applied? Just like the President of the country signs laws into effect, God also wrote and ‘signed’ His universal Law into effect. His Law is called the Ten Commandments, and He expects everybody who lives in His universe to obey this Law. Just like with civil law, everybody who breaks God’s Law will face the swiftness of justice, and nobody regardless of his position will escape the long hand of His justice.

Do you know if you have broken God’s Law?

  • The 10th commandment says you shall not covet. Have you ever jealously wanted something that belongs to another person?
  • The 9th commandment says you shall not lie. Have you ever told a lie, regardless of the reasons?
  • The 8th commandment says you shall not steal. Have you ever stolen anything regardless of its value?
  • Jesus said “anyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:28). Have you ever looked at a woman with lust, and undressed her with your eyes? Have you as a woman ever looked at a man with lust?
  • “Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer” (1 John 3:15). Have you ever hated anyone?

 

Are you guilty of breaking God’s Law? The bible says God “will not leave the guilty unpunished” (Nahum 1:3). Every Christian, Muslim, Atheist, Buddhist, Hindu, and Agnostic who breaks God’s Law will be sentenced to His jail, and God’s jail is called hell. Revelation 20:15 says hell is a lake of fire. Psalm 11:6 says it’s a horrible tempest. Psalm 18:5 says it’s a place of sorrows. Matthew 13:42 says it’s a place of wailing, a furnace of fire. Luke 16:23 says it’s a place of torments. Matthew 8:12 says it’s a place of outer darkness. Revelation 14:11 says it’s a place of unrest. Luke 16:24 says it’s a place where people scream for mercy. Matthew 25:46 says it’s a place of everlasting punishment.

The only way for the guilty Law breakers like us to get a pardon from God is through Jesus Christ. The bible says Jesus is a mediator; He stands between us and God, and pleads our case (see 1 Timothy 2:5). Through His death on the cross, Jesus took the punishment that we deserved for breaking God’s Law, and He was punished on our behalf, so we can get pardoned. It was a gift that we didn’t deserve. All we need to do is stop breaking God’s Law (repent from our sins), apologize to God, and trust in Jesus Christ. You trust in Jesus Christ by reading the bible and doing what it says.

Go to https://burden4souls.wordpress.com for more.

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3 Comments »

  1. Gary said

    Hey Sello

    Good speaking to you Brother. One “small” error – prosecutors and not persecutors. 🙂 I work for a law firm and wouldn’t want to be known as working for the persecutors, lol.

    Praise God for keeping you and your family in victory over the enemy.

    God Bless,
    Gary

  2. […] November 10, 2010 at 3:48 pm · Filed under Practical Religion Anticipating the forthcoming evangelism outreach in my hometown of Ficksburg, near the border of Lesotho, I have seen a need to translate my english tract to Sesotho so the natives can get the Gospel in their own language. This is a Sesotho translation from Law and Order tract which can be found here: […]

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