The Moment That Divided Time

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Category: Christmas Tracts
Dan Gilles

This highly attractive glossy gospel leaflet explains clearly the gospel message, relating it to Christmas and quoting scripture verses throughout.

Tracts come in bundles of 100 and are sold as £5.00 per hundred

Wording of Tract

Events in history can be literally life-changing!  The current Covid-19 pandemic is undoubtedly one of the most poignant and significant crises this world has ever known. It is leaving a trail of sorrow, distress, uncertainty, anxiety, economic hardship and separation of family and friends.  I would like, however, to focus your attention on an event in history that has brought light, life, love and reconciliation to so many. So significant that it divided time, it is, of course, the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Every event, whether past or future is measured in relation to His birth, either BC (before Christ) or AD (Anno Domini, Latin for the year of our Lord). The day of your birth, your marriage, your death, are all related to this amazing moment. Every time you write the date you are testifying to this moment when the Divine Creator of aii things (john l verse 3) was born into the world. As the verse of the Christmas Carol says:  He came down to earth from heaven,  Who is God and Lord of a/1,  And His shelter was a stable,  And His cradle was a stall:  With the poor and mean and lowly  Lived on earth our Saviour holy.  Why did He come? The Bible explains the reasons for His coming. Firstly, to save sinners. We read in 1 Timothy 1 verse 15: "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners''. This raises two questions: who are the sinners that He came to save and how was He to accomplish their salvation? The Bible makes it clear that all of humanity are sinners, with no exceptions. We read in Romans 3 verses 22 & 23: "For there is no difference: for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God''. Sadly, not many are prepared to raise their hand and admit it: unlike King David who, having committed adultery and been proxy to murder, confessed to God in Psalm 51 :"AgainstThee, Thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in Thy sight''. Every sin is serious, however trivia I by human standards; the lustful look, desiring what belongs to another, the outburst of anger, the filthy joke, the white lie and even omitting to do the good that we should do to others i.e. "thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself''. Sin is serious because it is against God and it carries serious consequences. We read in the Bible: "For the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6 verse 23). The pay day is fast approaching and that is why, as sinners, we all need salvation, but how was this to be accomplished? The Lord Jesus Christ, in wondrous grace, and motivated by deepest love, took upon Himself the sin of a guilty world as He hung upon the cross. The sword of divine justice fell upon Him as He bore sin's tremendous load and paid in full the great debt of the sin of the world. God, who is just, being fully satisfied with the sacrificial death of His Son raised Him from the dead. God now promises in the gospel, the forgiveness of sins. It is offered to all, but it is only given to those who repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.  As the lovely hymn says: "Jesus paid it al/, a/Ito Him I owe, sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow".  Dear reader, Christ Jesus came into the world to save you. Will you not receive Him now as your Saviour? I repeat the question: “Why did He come into the world?”  He came, not only to put away sin by the sacrifi ce of Himself and, therefore, save sinners but secondly that we through Him might have life – eternal life!  He says in John 10 verse 10: “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”.  The moment a person receives the Lord Jesus by faith, not only are they forgiven, but they become the possessors of eternal life (1John 5 verses 11-12). Dear reader, the Lord Jesus has divided time, but this could be the dividing moment in your life.  If you will receive the Lord Jesus now, you will pass from death into life and be born again.  The Bible says: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5 verse 17). What a Christmas it would be if you were to receive Christ!    


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